Mălăieşti (Romanian; Ukrainian: Малаєшти, Malayeshty, Russian: Малаешты, Malayeshty) is one of the larger communes in the Grigoriopol sub-district, in the disputed territory of Transnistria, internationally recognised as part of the Republic of Moldova. Its name is derived from Romanian "mălai", which means "millet or maize flour", with suffix -eşti. It is composed of two villages, Cerniţa (Черниця, Черница) and Mălăieşti.
- Vladimir Beşleagă, Moldovan writer
- Boris Marian, journalist, from 2001 director of "Moldpres", the official press agency of Moldova