(mə-lāʹzhə, -shə). A country of southeast Asia consisting of the southern Malay Peninsula and the northern part of the island of Borneo. First visited by Europeans in the 16th century, it was a union and later federation of British colonies and protectorates from 1946 until independence was achieved in 1963. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city. Population, 13,486,433, Malaysia.
noun. orang Malaysia, rakyat Malaysia: all Malaysians of twelve years and above must have identity cards, semua rakyat Malaysia yang berumur 12 tahun dan ke atas mesti mempunyai kad pengenalan.