Terengganu

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Terengganu (tɛrɛŋˈɡɑːnuː)
 
n
a variant spelling of Trengganu

Trengganu or Terengganu (trɛŋˈɡɑːnuː, tɛrɛŋ-, trɛŋˈɡɑːnuː, tɛrɛŋ-)
 
n
a state of E Peninsular Malaysia, on the South China Sea: under Thai suzerainty until becoming a British protectorate in 1909; joined the Federation of Malaya in 1948; an isolated forested region; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kuala Trengganu. Pop: 898 825 (2000). Area: 12 995 sq km (5002 sq miles)
 
Terengganu or Terengganu
 
n

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terengganu

traditional region of northeastern West Malaysia (Malaya), bounded by those of Kelantan (north and northwest) and Pahang (south and southwest). It has a 200-mile- (320-kilometre-) long coastline along the South China Sea (east). Terengganu is mentioned in 1365 as a vassal of the Javanese kingdom of Majapahit. The sultanate of Terengganu, ruled by members of the same family since 1701, was under Thai suzerainty until a treaty in 1909 made it a British protectorate and one of the unfederated Malay states. After World War II it joined the Federation of Malaya (1948)

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