Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mə-LAY-zhə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the country in Southeast Asia, the home of the Malay people. Their ethnic name is of uncertain origin, though it is possibly from the name of a river, itself derived from Malay melaju or Javanese mlayu meaning "to run, to go fast".

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Entry added June 9, 2023