Malaysia

noun
a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Syn: ↑Malaya
Derivationally related forms: ↑Malaysian, ↑Malayan
Members of this Region:
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Asian country, ↑Asian nation
Member Holonyms: ↑Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ↑ASEAN
Part Holonyms: ↑Indochina, ↑Indochinese peninsula
Member Meronyms: ↑Malay, ↑Malayan, ↑Malaysian
Part Meronyms: ↑Putrajaya, ↑capital of Malaysia, ↑East Malaysia, ↑West Malaysia

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Malaysia [Malaysia]
a country in south-east Asia. It consists of the area to the south of Thailand formerly known as Malaya, and the states of Sarawak and Sabah in the north-west of the island of Borneo. Its capital city is Kuala Lumpur and its official language is Malay. It was formed in 1963 from former British colonies in the area and is now a part of the Commonwealth. Its main exports are oil, gas, electronic equipment and chemicals. ↑Singapore was a part of Malaysia until 1965.

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