Pronunciation: (mā'lā, mu-lā'), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a racially intermixed, generally short-statured people who are the dominant population of the Malay Peninsula and adjacent islands.
2. of or pertaining to the language or culture of these people.
1. a member of the Malay people.
2. an Austronesian language of Malaysia and Singapore, differing from Indonesian only in orthography.
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