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Malay may refer to:


Race and ethnic groups[edit]

  • Malay race, a racial category used in the late 19th and early 20th century to describe Austronesian peoples
    • Overseas Malays, people of Malay race ancestry living outside Malay archipelago home areas
    • Cape Malays, a Malay race descent or community in South Africa
    • Cocos Malays, the predominant ethnic group (Malay race descent) of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia.
    • Sri Lankan Malays, a Malay race descent or community in Sri Lanka
  • Malays (ethnic group), the ethnic group located primarily in the Malay peninsula, and parts of Sumatra and Borneo




  • Peninsular Malaysia, 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 ethnic group states

Historical Kingdoms[edit]

  • Melayu Kingdom, a 7th-century classical Southeast Asian kingdom in Sumatra, Indonesia


  • 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 and now known as SS Ambria
  • 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]