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The Malay Peninsula ">[kʰâːp.sā.mùt mā.lāː.jūː]) is a peninsula in Southeast Asia. The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southernmost point of the Asian mainland. The area contains the southernmost tip of Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, and Southern Thailand.

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This video showing night lights over the Malay Peninsula was taken by the crew of Expedition 28 on board the International Space Station.
Photo of Malay Peninsula taken by the crew of Expedition 28 on board the International Space Station.

The Malay Peninsula (Malay: Semenanjung Tanah Melayu, سمننجوڠ تانه ملايو ; Thai: คาบสมุทรมลายู, rtgsKhapsamut Malayu,  [kʰâːp.sā.mùt mā.lāː.jūː]) is a peninsula in Southeast Asia. The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southernmost point of the Asian mainland. The area contains the southernmost tip of Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, 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.

Story of the Malay Peninsula

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The History of the Malay Peninsula (40.000 BCE - 2018 CE)

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In this edition, Mahtab and Shafiq explore the similarities between Malay and Persian (Farsi). Although one is an Indo-European and the other an Austronesian ...

Origin and History of the Malaysians

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