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Malaysian

[muh-ley-zhuh n, -shuh n] /məˈleɪ ʒən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Malaysia.
2.
Malay (def 3).
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Malaysia or its inhabitants.
Origin of Malaysian
1880-1885
1880-85; Malaysi(a) + -an
Related forms
pre-Malaysian, adjective
pro-Malaysian, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for Malaysian
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  • The Chinese traded with India and the Malaysian islands during the fifth and sixth centuries, and used decked boats for the trade.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • Their trade and products are similar to the rest of the Malaysian possessions.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The Tziam or Chiam, on the other hand, are closely allied to the Malaysian linguistic family.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • The beche-de-mere, or "sea cucumber," is a product of Australasian and Malaysian waters.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • This tree is found on all the large islands of the Polynesian groups, and in the Malaysian Archipelago.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands Gerrit Parmile Wilder
British Dictionary definitions for Malaysian

Malaysian

/məˈleɪzɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Malaysia or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
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