Definition of Melaka in US English:


(also Malacca)

proper noun

  • 1A state of Malaysia, on the southwestern coast of the Malay Peninsula, on the Strait of Malacca.

    1. 1.1 The capital and chief port of Melaka; population 194,400 (est. 2009). Conquered by the Portuguese in 1511, it played an important role in the development of trade between Europe and the East, especially China.