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Malayan

(məlā`ən) or

Malay

(mā`lā), general term for one of a population of persons inhabiting SE Asia and the adjacent islands. The Malays vary greatly in physical appearance. The term Indonesian, used as an alternative for Malayan, is sometimes applied to the people of interior districts, who are thought to be related to the Pygmies or Negritos (probably the earlier inhabitants of the region). In the coastal districts there has been intermixture with the Arabs, the Chinese, the Indians, and the Thais. Scores of languages or dialects are spoken; they form a group of the Malayo-Polynesian languagesMalayo-Polynesian languages
, sometimes also called Austronesian languages
, family of languages estimated at from 300 to 500 tongues and understood by approximately 300 million people in Madagascar; the Malay Peninsula; Indonesia and New Guinea; the Philippines;
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. Among anthropologists the term Malayan is used exclusively to describe an inhabitant of the Malayan Peninsula.
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While Templer's anticommunist operations achieved limited success, his foray into other areas of Malayan society also tended to be unenlightened.
The society has been described as being 'rather influential in the Malayan art world', and the 'nerve centre' for all communications and activities.
Malayan Banking Bhd stated that financial services solutions include car manufacturing, distribution, retailing and after sale services for its suppliers, dealers and customers in Malaysia.
THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY The Malayan Emergency was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army - the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party - from 1948 to 1960.
But he added: "The truth is that these people were killed ruthlessly in a series of what can only be described as executions by British troops, probably in reprisal for things that had happened earlier in the Malayan Emergency, even though those killed weren't responsible in any way.
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She is the latest in a large family as her mother, from Toronto Zoo Canada, and father Elmer France's Mulhouse Zoo, are one most successful breeding pairs Malayan tapir in Europe and mily oo in from of the airs of d have w arr welcomed 11 babies since their arrival in Belfast.
It is heart-warming to see they are as close now as when they were brothersin-arms in the Malayan jungle.
There are only about 500 Malayan tigers left in the wild.
19 April 2011 - Malayan Banking Berhad (KUL:MAYBANK) and CIMB are acting as joint managers for the sale of around 27% of the existing shares of Malaysian clothing retailer Padini Holdings Bhd (KUL:PADINI), Reuters said today citing a term sheet it had seen.
What about the generations who served in the Korean War, Mau Mau, the Malayan Emergency, Aden, Northern Ireland, Belize, The Falklands War, both Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, etc?
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