Type Political Subdivision
Usage Malay, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Scripts کلنتن(Malay Jawi) Келантан(Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian)
Other Forms FormsKelaté
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 3/23/2020
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam referring to the cajeput tree, kilatan meaning "lightning, flash", or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from கோலம் (kōlam) the Tamil name for rangoli, an art form from the Indian subcontinent. This is the name of a state in northeastern Malaysia.