Malay World: 18th to Early 20th Century
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Defining the “Malay world” and Malays

The imprecise but nonetheless convenient phrase “Malay world” refers to a broad area stretching from the east coast of Sumatra across the Malay Peninsula (including the southern provinces of Thailand) to the west and northwest coasts of Borneo. From the beginning of the fifteenth centu…

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Andaya, Barbara Watson, “Malay World: 18th to Early 20th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0019>
First published online: 2009



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