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Malaysia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Malaysia
Tree Number(s)
Z01.252.145.487
Unique ID
D008296
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008296
Annotation
a monarchy in southeast Asia; note X refs but Malay Archipelago = INDONESIA; Malaysians are of MONGOLOID RACE unless otherwise specified
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)
Entry Term(s)
Federation of Malaya
Malay Federation
Malay Peninsula
Malaya
Malaya Federation
Sabah
Sarawak
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Malaysia Preferred
Sabah Narrower
Sarawak Narrower
Malay Peninsula Narrower
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