What does the word malay mean?

Usage examples for malay

  1. It was not till ten o'clock, therefore, that signs of civilisation commenced, in the shape of a few Malay houses built close to the water's edge. – On the Equator by Harry de Windt
  2. In February, 1909, apparently in answer to such scruples and questionings on the part of a few, a very interesting report was published, Proceedings of the Commission appointed to Enquire into Matters Relating to the Use of Opium in the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States. – The Opium Monopoly by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  3. That they, the crocodiles, are not converts to Malthus, is pretty apparent, from the number of tender infants they permit to be added to the census of the Malay population. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay