Meaning of Unfederated Malay States

Unfed'erated Ma'lay States'

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  1. a former group of five states in the Malay Peninsula, under indirect British control and forming a part of the former Federation of Malaya: now part of the federation of Malaysia. 24,347 sq. mi. (63,059 sq. km).
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