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Descriptor English: Malaysia
Descriptor Spanish: Malasia
Descriptor Portuguese: Malásia
Descriptor French: Malaisie
Entry term(s): Federation of Malaya
Malay Federation
Malay Peninsula
Malaya
Malaya Federation
Sabah
Sarawak
Tree number(s): Z01.252.145.487
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008296
Scope note: A parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch in southeast Asia, consisting of 11 states (West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula and two states (East Malaysia) on the island of BORNEO. It is also called the Federation of Malaysia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur. Before 1963 it was the Union of Malaya. It reorganized in 1948 as the Federation of Malaya, becoming independent from British Malaya in 1957 and becoming Malaysia in 1963 as a federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore (which seceded in 1965). The form Malay- probably derives from the Tamil malay, mountain, with reference to its geography. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p715 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p329)
Annotation: a monarchy in southeast Asia; note X refs but Malay Archipelago = INDONESIA; Malaysians are of MONGOLOID RACE unless otherwise specified
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 8465
Unique ID: D008296
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Malaysia - Preferred
Concept UI M0012919
Scope note A parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch in southeast Asia, consisting of 11 states (West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula and two states (East Malaysia) on the island of BORNEO. It is also called the Federation of Malaysia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur. Before 1963 it was the Union of Malaya. It reorganized in 1948 as the Federation of Malaya, becoming independent from British Malaya in 1957 and becoming Malaysia in 1963 as a federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore (which seceded in 1965). The form Malay- probably derives from the Tamil malay, mountain, with reference to its geography. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p715 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p329)
Preferred term Malaysia
Entry term(s) Federation of Malaya
Malay Federation
Malaya
Malaya Federation
Sabah - Narrower
Concept UI M0012922
Preferred term Sabah
Sarawak - Narrower
Concept UI M0012920
Preferred term Sarawak
Malay Peninsula - Narrower
Concept UI M0012921
Preferred term Malay Peninsula



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