Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957

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Synonyms of Malaysia


Alternate forms of Malaysia

Derivations: malayan, malaysian

Origin of the word Malaysia

  1. from Malay + Latinate ending -sia. Originally an early 19c. British geographers' name for the Indonesian archipelago. more

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