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Malaya refers to a number of historical and current political entities related to what is currently Peninsular Malaysia in Southeast Asia:

Political entities

  • British Malaya (1826–1957), 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
  • The States of Malaya (1963–present)





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