Name: Malaya

Origin and Meaning of the Name Malaya

  • Meaning:
    Sandalwood trees
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Hilltown
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (mah LAH yah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Malaya)
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Miscellaneous Info for Malaya

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  • Used in:
    English and Hindi speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the name of the country which became Malaysia.
    Malaya is a comination of two Tamil words, Malay or Malai (hill) and ur (town); thus meaning "hilltown".

    Next to this it is also in use as a firstname.

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