Refugee Lexicon

Updated: 27 April 2021

Since the drafting of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, important policy and guidance documents have been developed primarily in the English language. Similarly, throughout UNHCR’s engagement in Malaysia, the Office has utilized both English and Malay language mediums in order to effectively communicate with government, public, and refugee communities.

Recognising a gap of standardised refugee-related terms within the Malay language, UNHCR has developed the Refugee Lexicon: Translation of Related Terms into the Malay Language. UNHCR identified common terms in English and engaged with in-house technical experts who are native Malay language speakers to provide practical translations that can be used in the ordinary vernacular. Approximately 3,000 terms that are commonly used in discussions on the refugee context were compiled and translated.

UNHCR reviewed these translations and referred to translations used by the Malay language authority, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. The Refugee Lexicon is a living document which will be periodically reviewed and updated.

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Abandoned children
Malay
Kanak-kanak terbiar
Category of Word
Population groups
Abduction
Malay
Penculikkan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Abkhazians
Malay
Orang Abkhazian
Category of Word
Population groups
Aborigines
Malay
Orang Asal
Category of Word
Population groups
Aborigines
Malay
Orang peribumi
Category of Word
Population groups
Abortion
Malay
pengguguran
Category of Word
Maternal and child health
Absenteeism
Malay
Ketidakhadiran
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Abstracts
Malay
Abstrak
Category of Word
Communication and information
Abuse of psychiatry
Malay
Penyalahgunaan psikiatri
Category of Word
Human Rights
Abuse of the elderly
Malay
Penderaan warga emas
Category of Word
Social problems
Abuse of the elderly
Malay
Penganiayaan warga emas
Category of Word
Social problems
Academic freedom
Malay
Kebebasan akademik
Category of Word
Human Rights
Academics
Malay
Akademik
Category of Word
Education and language
Accession
Malay
Penerimaan
Category of Word
International law
Accountability
Malay
Kebertanggungjawapan
Category of Word
Politics
Accountability
Malay
Akauntabiliti
Category of Word
Politics
Aceh
Malay
Orang Aceh
Category of Word
Population groups
Acholi
Malay
Acholi
Category of Word
Population groups
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Malay
Sindrom kurang daya tahan melawan penyakit
Category of Word
Diseases
Acts contrary to UN principles
Malay
Tindakan bertentangan dengan prinsip PBB
Category of Word
Crime prevention and criminal justice
Adaptation
Malay
Adaptasi
Category of Word
Integration
Adaptation
Malay
Penyesuaian
Category of Word
Integration
Addiction
Malay
Ketagihan
Category of Word
Social problems
Adivasis
Malay
Orang Adivasi
Category of Word
Population groups
Administration of justice
Malay
Pentadbiran keadilan
Category of Word
Administration of justice
Administrative aid
Malay
Bantuan pentadbiran
Category of Word
Social work and services
Administrative courts
Malay
Mahkamah pentadbiran
Category of Word
Administration of justice
Administrative law
Malay
Undang-undang pentadbiran
Category of Word
National law
Administrative procedures
Malay
Prosedur pentadbiran
Category of Word
Politics
Admissibility
Malay
Kebolehterimaan
Category of Word
Refugee status determination
Admission policy
Malay
Dasar kemasukan
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Admission quotas
Malay
Kuota kemasukan
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Adolescents
Malay
Remaja
Category of Word
Population groups
Adoption
Malay
Pengambilan anak angkat
Category of Word
Social work and services
Adoption
Malay
Adopsi
Category of Word
Social work and services
Adult education
Malay
Pendidikan orang dewasa
Category of Word
Education and language
Adults
Malay
Dewasa
Category of Word
Population groups
adverse health practices
Malay
Amalan kesihatan yang buruk
Category of Word
Health, medicine and nutrition
Advocacy
Malay
Advokasi
Category of Word
Communication and information
Advocacy
Malay
Sokongan
Category of Word
Communication and information
Advocacy
Malay
Perakuan
Category of Word
Communication and information
Adygeis
Malay
Orang Adygea
Category of Word
Population groups
Adzhars
Malay
Orang Adzhar
Category of Word
Population groups
Afars
Malay
Orang Afar
Category of Word
Population groups
Afghan minorities
Malay
Minoriti Afghan
Category of Word
Population groups
Afghanistan
Malay
Afghanistan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Afghans
Malay
Orang Afghanistan
Category of Word
Population groups
Africa
Malay
Afrika
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Africa
Malay
Afrika
Category of Word
Geographical areas
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Malay
Piagam Afrika tentang Hak Asasi Manusia dan Hak Penduduk
Category of Word
Human Rights
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Malay
Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia dan Hak Penduduk Afrika
Category of Word
Organization
African groups
Malay
Kumpulan Afrika
Category of Word
Population groups
African Union
Malay
Kesatuan Afrika
Category of Word
Organization
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Malay
Pakatan Negara-negara Afrika, Caribbean dan Pasifik (ACP)
Category of Word
Organization
Africans
Malay
Orang Afrika
Category of Word
Population groups
Afrikaners
Malay
Kumpukan etnic dari Afrika Selatan
Category of Word
Population groups
Afro-Americans
Malay
Orang Afro-Amerika
Category of Word
Population groups
Age discrimination
Malay
Diskriminasi umur
Category of Word
Human Rights
Age groups
Malay
Kumpulan umur
Category of Word
Population groups
Agricultural land
Malay
tanah pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agricultural land
Malay
tanah pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agricultural machinery
Malay
mesin pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agricultural machinery
Malay
jentera pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agricultural pests
Malay
perosak tanaman
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agricultural tools
Malay
alat alat pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agricultural training
Malay
latihan pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agriculture
Malay
pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Agriculture
Malay
pertanian
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Ahmadiyya
Malay
Orang Ahmadiyah
Category of Word
Population groups
Aid coordination
Malay
Penyelarasan bantuan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
AIDS
Malay
AIDS
Category of Word
Diseases
Air transport
Malay
pengangkutan udara
Category of Word
Transport
Airline sanctions
Malay
Sekatan syarikat penerbangan
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
airports
Malay
lapangan terbang
Category of Word
Transport
Akan
Malay
Orang Akan
Category of Word
Population groups
Albania
Malay
Albania
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Albanian minorities
Malay
Minoriti Albania
Category of Word
Population groups
Albanians
Malay
Orang Albania
Category of Word
Population groups
Alcoholism
Malay
Ketagihan alkohol/alkoholisme
Category of Word
Social problems
Algeria
Malay
Algeria
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Algerians
Malay
Orang Algeria
Category of Word
Population groups
alienation
Malay
pengasingan
Category of Word
Psychology
Aliens
Malay
Pendatang asing
Category of Word
Population groups
Aliens
Malay
warga asing
Category of Word
Population groups
alternative medicine
Malay
perubatan alternatif
Category of Word
Medicine and medical treatment
American Convention on Human Rights
Malay
Konvensyen Hak Asasi Manusia Benua Amerika
Category of Word
Human Rights
American Samoa
Malay
Samoa Amerika
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Americans
Malay
Orang Amerika
Category of Word
Population groups
Americas
Malay
Amerika
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Americas
Malay
Amerika
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Amerindians
Malay
Orang India Amerika
Category of Word
Population groups
Amerindians
Malay
Orang Amerindia
Category of Word
Population groups
Amhara
Malay
Orang Amhara
Category of Word
Population groups
Amnesty
Malay
Pengampunan
Category of Word
National law
Amnesty law
Malay
Undang-undang pengampunan
Category of Word
National law
Analysis
Malay
Analisis
Category of Word
Management & Research
Ancestor worship
Malay
pemujaan nenek moyang
Category of Word
Belief Systems and religions
Andaman Islanders
Malay
Penduduk Kepulauan Andaman
Category of Word
Population groups
Andorra
Malay
Andorra
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Andorrans
Malay
Orang Andorra
Category of Word
Population groups
Angola
Malay
Angola
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Angolans
Malay
Orang Angola
Category of Word
Population groups
Anguilla
Malay
Anguilla
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Animal health
Malay
kesihatan haiwan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Animal husbandry
Malay
penternakan haiwan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Animal husbandry
Malay
penternakan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Animism
Malay
Animisme
Category of Word
Belief Systems and religions
Annual reports
Malay
Laporan tahunan
Category of Word
Communication and information
Anthropology
Malay
Antropologi
Category of Word
Culture and traditions
Anti-discrimination measures
Malay
Langkah-langkah anti-diskriminasi
Category of Word
Human Rights
Antigua and Barbuda
Malay
Antigua and Barbuda
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Antiguans
Malay
Orang Antigua
Category of Word
Population groups
Anti-Semitism
Malay
Fahaman Anti-Yahudi
Category of Word
Human Rights
Anti-Semitism
Malay
Anti-Semistisme
Category of Word
Human Rights
Apartheid
Malay
Aparteid
Category of Word
Human Rights
Appeals
Malay
Rayuan
Category of Word
Administration of justice
Applied Psychology
Malay
Psikologi Gunaan
Category of Word
Psychology
Apprenticeships
Malay
perantisan
Category of Word
Education and language
Appropriate technology
Malay
teknologi yang sesuai
Category of Word
Technology and construction
Arab countries
Malay
Negara-negara Arab
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Arab minorities
Malay
Orang Minoriti Arab
Category of Word
Population groups
Arabs
Malay
Orang Arab
Category of Word
Population groups
Arakanese
Malay
Orang Arakan
Category of Word
Population groups
Arbitrary arrest and detention
Malay
Penangkapan dan penahanan sembarangan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Arbitrary arrest and detention
Malay
Penangkapan dan penahanan arbitrari
Category of Word
Human Rights
Archives
Malay
Arkib
Category of Word
Communication and information
Argentina
Malay
Argentina
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Argentinians
Malay
Orang Argentina
Category of Word
Population groups
Arid farming
Malay
pertanian di gersang
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Armed attacks on camp
Malay
Serangan bersenjata di kem
Category of Word
Protection
Armed conflict
Malay
Konflik bersenjata
Category of Word
Conflict
Armed forces
Malay
Angkatan tentera
Category of Word
Conflict
Armed intervention
Malay
Campur tangan bersenjata
Category of Word
Conflict
Armenia
Malay
Armenia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Armenian minorities
Malay
Minoriti Armenia
Category of Word
Population groups
Armenians
Malay
Orang Armenia
Category of Word
Population groups
Arms trafficking
Malay
Perdagangan senjata
Category of Word
Conflict
Arranged marriage
Malay
Perkahwinan yang diaturkan
Category of Word
Family
Arrival procedures
Malay
Prosedur ketibaan
Category of Word
Immigration law
Articles
Malay
Artikel
Category of Word
Communication and information
article
Malay
perkara
Category of Word
Malaysian Federal Constitution
article
Malay
artikel
Category of Word
International law
artists
Malay
seniman
Category of Word
Labour and employment
artists
Malay
ahli seni
Category of Word
Labour and employment
artists
Malay
artis
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Arts
Malay
seni
Category of Word
Arts
Asante
Malay
Orang Asante
Category of Word
Population groups
Ascension Islanders
Malay
Penduduk Kepulauan Ascension
Category of Word
Population groups
ASEAN
Malay
ASEAN
Category of Word
Organization
Asia
Malay
Asia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Asia
Malay
Asia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Asian groups
Malay
Orang Kumpulan Asia
Category of Word
Population groups
Asians
Malay
Orang Asia
Category of Word
Population groups
Aspiration
Malay
aspirasi
Category of Word
Psychology
Aspiration
Malay
harapan
Category of Word
Psychology
Assassination
Malay
Pembunuhan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Assimilation
Malay
Asimilasi
Category of Word
Integration
Assimilation policy
Malay
Dasar asimilasi
Category of Word
Integration
Assistance
Malay
Bantuan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Assistance
Malay
Pertolongan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Assistance programmes
Malay
Program bantuan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Assisted self-settlement
Malay
penyelesaian diri dibantu
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Malay
Persatuan Negara-negara Asia Tenggara (ASEAN)
Category of Word
Organization
Assyrians
Malay
Orang Assyria
Category of Word
Population groups
Asylees
Malay
Asylee
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Asylees
Malay
Orang yang telah diberi/memohon suaka politik
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Asylum
Malay
Suaka
Category of Word
Refuge and asylum
Asylum instruments
Malay
Instrumen suaka
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Asylum policy
Malay
Dasar suaka
Category of Word
Refuge and asylum
Asylum-seekers
Malay
Pemohon Suaka
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Atheists
Malay
Orang Ateis
Category of Word
Population groups
Atlases
Malay
Atlas
Category of Word
Communication and information
Atlases
Malay
Buku peta
Category of Word
Communication and information
Attitude
Malay
Sikap
Category of Word
Social psychology
Audiovisual media
Malay
Audiovisual media
Category of Word
Communication and information
Australia
Malay
Australia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Australians
Malay
Orang Australia
Category of Word
Population groups
Austria
Malay
Austria
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Austrians
Malay
Orang Austria
Category of Word
Population groups
Avars
Malay
Orang Avar
Category of Word
Population groups
Averting flight
Malay
Mengelak pelarian
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Azerbaijan
Malay
Azerbaijan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Azerbaijani minorities
Malay
Minoriti Azerbaijan
Category of Word
Population groups
Azerbaijanis
Malay
Orang Azerbaijan
Category of Word
Population groups
Azoreans
Malay
Orang Azores
Category of Word
Population groups