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Malaya may refer to:

Political entities[edit]

  • British Malaya (18th century–1957), a loose collection of the British colony of the Straits Settlements and the British protectorates of the Malay States
  • Malayan Union (1946–1948), a post-war British colony consisting of all the states and settlements in British Malaya except Singapore
  • Federation of Malaya (1948–1963), the successor to the Malayan Union, which gained independence within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1957
  • States of Malaya (1963–present), usually known as Peninsular Malaysia or West Malaysia, comprising the states and territories of the former Federation of Malaya



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