Type Political Subdivision
Usage Malay, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Scripts سلاڠور(Malay Jawi) Селангор(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian)
Pronounced Pron. sə-LA-ngor(Malay) sə-LA-ngo(Malay) sə-LANG-ər(English) SEH-LAHN-GAWR(French) seh-lang-GOR(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Malay langau meaning "horsefly", from the name Salang Ur meaning "Salang village" (from the name of the Salang people and Tamil ஊர் (ūr) meaning "village, town"), or from Malay salang possibly meaning "stabbing" combined with jemur meaning "to burn, to dry (in the sun)". This is the name of a state in western Malaysia.