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Malay may refer to:


Ethnic groups[edit]

  • Malay race, a racial category used in the late 19th and early 20th century to describe Austronesian peoples
  • Ethnic Malays, the ethnic group located primarily in the Malay peninsula, and parts of Sumatra and Borneo
  • Bruneian Malay people, ethnic Malays in Brunei Darussalam
  • Cape Malays, an ethnic group or community in South Africa
  • Cocos Malays, the predominant ethnic group of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia
  • Kedahan Malay, a large subgroup of ethnic Malays
  • Malaysian Malay, a constitutionally defined group of Muslim Malaysian citizens
  • Malay Singaporean, a broad ethnic group defined by the Singaporean government
  • Malay Indonesian, ethnic Malays in Indonesia
  • Overseas Malays, people of Malay ancestry living outside ethnic Malay home areas
  • Sri Lankan Malays, an ethnic group in Sri Lanka of Indonesian and Malaysian ancestry
  • Thai Malays, ethnic Malays in Thailand

Individual people[edit]



  • Malay states, a group of nine states of Malaysia (all located in West Malaysia) which have hereditary rulers
  • Malaysia, the modern country that encompasses most of the ancient Malay states
  • Melayu Kingdom, a 7th-century classical Southeast Asian kingdom


  • Malay (chicken), a breed of chicken originating in Asia
  • Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni), a subspecies of tiger from the Malay peninsula


  • SS Malay, a Norwegian cargo ship in service from 1959 to 1961
  • USS Malay (SP-735), a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919

Other uses[edit]

  • Malay alphabet, the more common of the two alphabets used today to write the Malay language
  • Malay cuisine, the cuisine of Malay people of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Mindanao and Southern Thailand
  • Malay Village, a museum in Geylang, Singapore
  • Malay world, the Malay-speaking countries of Southeast Asia, or the homeland of the Austronesian people

See also[edit]