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Malay, Malayan, Malaysian

Malay (noun and adjective): refers to Malay peoples, the Malays, and their language.

Malayan (noun and adjective): refers to Malay Peninsula or its various peoples, although today, because of its association with colonial times, it is being replaced with Malay.

Malaysian (noun and adjective): refers to the nation of Malaysia.