a country in southeast Asia made up of 13 states. Eleven of these are on the Malay peninsula and the other two, Sabah and Sarawak, are on the island of Borneo. Population: 23,092,940 (2003). Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is an important producer of rubber, and it has also developed many other industries, including clothes, cars, and electrical goods. It is a member of the British Commonwealth.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.