|1.||[ noun ] a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago|
|Related terms:||Asian Malaysia Malay_Peninsula Malay_Archipelago|
|2.||[ adjective ] of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the N Malay Peninsula and parts of the W Malay Archipelago|
"Malay peoples" "Malayan syllable structure"
|3.||[ noun ] (linguistics) a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages|
|Related terms:||Western_Malayo-Polynesian Indonesian Malaysian|