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Bahasa Kebangsaan


the Malay language spoken in Malaysia


communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Malaysian | Malaysians [plural] | Malayan [synonym, sense-specific] | Malay [synonym, sense-specific] | Bahasa Malaysia [synonym, sense-specific] | Bahasa Melayu [synonym, sense-specific] | Bahasa Kebangsaan [synonym, sense-specific]

Pertaining to Malaysia or the Malay language | A native of Malaysia | The Malay language (14 of 22 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)



Malaysian language | Malaysian | Standard Malay

the official language of Malaysia and a standardized register of the Malacca dialect of Malay. It's over 80% cognate with Indonesian and is spoken natively by over 10 million people. As a second language, it's spoken by an estimated 18 million, mostly ... (42 of 905 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Malaysian language

Oxford Dictionary:

Bahasa Malaysia

the official language of Malaysia. | See "Malay". (7 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

Bahasa Malaysia | Bahasa Malay [synonym]

the dialect of Malay used as the official language of Malaysia. (11 of 17 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

Malaysia | Malaysian [adjective, noun, related]

A country of southeast Asia consisting of the southern Malay Peninsula and the northern part of the island of Borneo. Malays probably moved into the ... (25 of 118 words, pronunciation, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

Malaysia | Malaysian [adjective, noun, related]

"Malay Archipelago" | country in southeastern Asia: a union (1963) of the former Federation of "Malaya", Sabah, Sarawak, & Singapore (which seceded in ... (22 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:


of or relating to Malaysia or its inhabitants | a native or inhabitant of Malaysia (14 of 353 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)



Malaysia | Malaysian [adjective, noun, related]

"Malay Archipelago" | country southeastern Asia, a union of malaya, Sabah (North Borneo), Sarawak, and (until 1965) Singapore; a federal ... (19 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

Malay [people] | Orang Melayu ("Malay People") [Malay]

any member of an ethnic group of the Malay Peninsula and portions of adjacent islands of Southeast Asia, including the east coast of Sumatra, the ... (25 of 488 words, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

Malayan | Malay

general term for one of a population of persons inhabiting southeastern Asia and the adjacent islands. The Malays vary greatly in physical appearance. ... (23 of 112 words, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

Malay [adjective]

someone who is Malay is a member of a race of people from Malaysia and Indonesia | relating to the Malay people of Malaysia and Indonesia, or their ... (27 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Malay 6

Malay | Malays [plural]

[countable] a member of a race of people from Malaysia and Indonesia | [uncountable] the language that the Malay people of Malaysia and Indonesia ... (23 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

Bahasa Malaysia

the form of Malay that is the official language of Malaysia (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588420​/definition​.html  [offline]

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