Penang: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pi-nang', -näng', pē'näng'), [key]
— n.
  1. an island in SE Asia, off the W coast of the Malay Peninsula. 110 sq. mi. (285 sq. km).
  2. a state including this island and parts of the adjacent mainland: now part of Malaysia; formerly one of the Straits Settlements and part of the former Federation of Malaya. 911,586; 400 sq. mi. (1036 sq. km). Cap.: Georgetown. Malay,
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