Malaysia
geographical name 1. Malay Archipelago 2. (or Federation of Malaysia) country SE Asia, a union of Malaya, Sabah (North Borneo), Sarawak, & (until 1965) Singapore; a federal constitutional monarchy in the Commonwealth of Nations capital Kuala Lumpur area 128,727 square miles (333,403 square kilometers), population 19,077,000 • Malaysian adjective or noun

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