Malay Peninsula

The Malay Peninsula or Thai-Malay Peninsula (Malay: Semenanjung Tanah Melayu; سمننجوڠ تانه ملايو, Thai: คาบสมุทรมลายู) is a peninsula in Southeast Asia. The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland. The area contains the southernmost tip of Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Southern Thailand.

The Titiwangsa Mountains are part of the Tenasserim Hills system, and form the backbone of the Peninsula. They form the southernmost section of the central cordillera which runs from Tibet through the Kra Isthmus (the Peninsula's narrowest point) into the Malay peninsula. The Strait of Malacca separates the Malay Peninsula from the Indonesian island of Sumatra while the south coast is separated from the island of Singapore by the Straits of Johor.

The Malay term Tanah Melayu (literally: 'The Malay Land') is generally used by the Malays and occasionally used in political discourse to describe uniting all ethnic Malay people on the peninsula under one Malay nation, although this ambition was largely realised with the creation of Malaysia.

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History Of Malaysia - Prehistory
... The indigenous groups on the peninsula can be divided into three ethnicities, the Negritos, the Senois, and the proto-Malays ... The first inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula were most probably Negritos ... were probably the ancestors of the Semang, an ethnic Negrito group who have a long history in the Malay Peninsula ...
Greater Indonesia - World War II
... During this meeting Yaacob expressed his intention to unite Malay Peninsula into independent Indonesia ... Ibrahim Yaacob that fought for the unity of Malay Peninsula into Indonesia then resides in Jakarta until his death in 1979 ... straits after Japanese occupation the Malay Peninsula were practically under Great Britain control ...
Malay People - Etymology
... to either historical kingdoms or geographical parts of Malay archipelago ... scholars believe the term should refer to the more mountainous Malay peninsula, while Sumatra is more correctly associated with Suvarnadvipa ... term malayakolam or malaikurram, referring to a geographical part of Malay Peninsular ...
History Of Malaysia
... influence extended through Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula and much of Borneo from the 7th to the 14th centuries ... the 14th and 15th centuries that Islam first established itself on the Malay Peninsula ... Islamic culture has had a profound influence on the Malay people, but has also been influenced by them ...