Pronounced Pron. mə-LAY-zhə, mə-LAY-see-ə (English)
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/6/2017
Combination of Malay Malay or Malaya and the Ancient Greek suffix -ία (-ía). The word Malay is derived from melayu or malaya, which in turn is possibly derived from Tamil மலை (malai) (from Sanskrit मलै (malai)) meaning "mountain, hill" and Sanskrit उर् (ur) "town, city, land". Malaysia is a nation in Southeast Asia.