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.

#ABCDE • F • GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

F

Fact-finding missions
Malay
Misi pencarian fakta
Category of Word
Management & Research
Failed States
Malay
Negara gagal
Category of Word
Politics
Falkland Islands
Malay
Kepulauan Falkland
Category of Word
Geographical areas
False documents
Malay
Dokumen palsu
Category of Word
Nationality and nationality law
Falun Gong
Malay
Orang Falun Gong
Category of Word
Population groups
Family
Malay
Keluarga
Category of Word
Family
Family allowances
Malay
Elaun keluarga
Category of Word
Social security
Family budgets
Malay
belanjawan keluarga
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Family budgets
Malay
perbelanjawan keluarga
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Family disunity
Malay
Perpecahan keluarga
Category of Word
Family
Family members entry
Malay
Kemasukan ahli keluarga
Category of Word
Immigration law
Family planning
Malay
perancangan keluarga
Category of Word
Maternal and child health
Family reunification
Malay
Penyatuan semula keluarga
Category of Word
Immigration law
Family unity
Malay
Penyatuan keluarga
Category of Word
Human Rights
famine
Malay
kebuluran
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Fangs
Malay
Orang Fangs
Category of Word
Population groups
FAO
Malay
Pertubuhan Makanan dan Pertanian (FAO)
Category of Word
Organization
farmers
Malay
petani
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Farming systems and forestry
Malay
sistem berkebun dan perhutanan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Faroe Islanders
Malay
Penduduk Kepulauan Faroe
Category of Word
Population groups
Father
Malay
Bapa
Category of Word
Family
Fax
Malay
Faks
Category of Word
Communication and information
Feasibility studies
Malay
Kajian ketersauran
Category of Word
Management & Research
Feasibility studies
Malay
Kajian kemungkinan
Category of Word
Management & Research
Feasibility studies
Malay
Kajian kebolehlaksanaan
Category of Word
Management & Research
Federated States of Micronesia
Malay
Negara Persekutuan Micronesia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Female circumcision
Malay
berkhatan untuk wanita
Category of Word
Culture and traditions
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)
Malay
Mutilasi/pemotongan genital wanita (Female Genital Multilation/Cutting - FGM/C)
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Female infanticide
Malay
Pembunuhan bayi perempuan
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Female-headed household
Malay
Isi rumah diketuai wanita
Category of Word
Family
Females
Malay
wanita
Category of Word
Population groups
Females
Malay
Perempuan
Category of Word
Population groups
Fernandinos
Malay
Orang Fernandinos
Category of Word
Population groups
Fertility statistics
Malay
Statistik kesuburan
Category of Word
Population
Fertilizers
Malay
baja
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Fetishism
Malay
Fetisyisme
Category of Word
Belief Systems and religions
Fiance
Malay
Tunang
Category of Word
Family
Fiction
Malay
fiksyen
Category of Word
Arts
Fiction
Malay
cereka
Category of Word
Arts
Fiction
Malay
rekaan
Category of Word
Arts
Field research
Malay
Kajian lapangan
Category of Word
Management & Research
Fiji
Malay
Fiji
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Fijians
Malay
Orang Fiji
Category of Word
Population groups
Filipinos
Malay
Orang Filipina
Category of Word
Population groups
Films
Malay
Filem
Category of Word
Communication and information
filtration
Malay
penapisan
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Finance
Malay
Kewangan
Category of Word
Finance
Financing
Malay
Pembiayaan
Category of Word
Finance
Finland
Malay
Finland
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Finns
Malay
Orang Finland
Category of Word
Population groups
firewood
Malay
kayu api
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
fish
Malay
ikan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
Fisheries
Malay
perikanan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
fishermen
Malay
nelayan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Flag state
Malay
Bendera negara
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flemings
Malay
Orang Fleming
Category of Word
Population groups
Flight
Malay
Melarikan diri
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight
Malay
pelarian diri
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight by air
Malay
melarikan diri melalui udara
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight by air
Malay
Melepaskan diri melalui udara
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight by land
Malay
melarikan diri melalu darat
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight by land
Malay
Melepaskan diri melalui darat
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight by sea
Malay
melarikan diri melalui laut
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight by sea
Malay
Melepaskan diri melalui laut
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight deterrence
Malay
pencegahan melarikan diri
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight deterrence
Malay
Pencegahan melepaskan diri
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight hazards
Malay
Bahaya melarikan diri
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Flight hazards
Malay
Bahaya melepaskan diri
Category of Word
Refugee protection
floods
Malay
banjir
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
flying doctors
Malay
doktor aero-perubatan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Folk Art
Malay
seni rakyat
Category of Word
Arts
food
Malay
makanan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
Food aid
Malay
Bantuan makanan
Category of Word
Emergency relief
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Malay
Pertubuhan Makanan dan Pertanian (FAO)
Category of Word
Organization
Food crops
Malay
tanaman makanan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
food hygiene
Malay
kebersihan makanan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
food preparation
Malay
penyediaan makanan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
food security
Malay
keselamatan makanan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
food storage
Malay
simpanan makanan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
food supply
Malay
bekalan makanan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
Forced conscription
Malay
Kerahan paksa
Category of Word
Conflict
Forced displacement
Malay
Penyesaran secara paksa
Category of Word
Migration
Forced displacement
Malay
Penyesaran terpaksa
Category of Word
Migration
Forced entry
Malay
Kemasukan secara paksa
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Forced labour
Malay
Buruh paksa
Category of Word
Human Rights
Forced marriage
Malay
Perkahwinan paksa
Category of Word
Family
Forced marriage
Malay
Perkahwinan paksa
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Forced migration
Malay
Penghijrahan paksa
Category of Word
Migration
Forced relocation
Malay
Penempatan semula secara paksa
Category of Word
Human Rights
Forcible return
Malay
Pemulangan paksaan
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Forecasting
Malay
Ramalan
Category of Word
Management & Research
Foreign debt
Malay
Hutang luar negara
Category of Word
Finance
Foreign exchange
Malay
Pertukaran mata wang asing
Category of Word
Finance
Foreign law
Malay
Undang-undang negara asing
Category of Word
National law
Foreign occupation
Malay
Pendudukan kuasa asing
Category of Word
Conflict
Foreign policy
Malay
Dasar luar negari
Category of Word
Politics
Foreign relations
Malay
Hubungan luar negeri
Category of Word
Politics
Forestry
Malay
perhutanan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Forests
Malay
hutan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Former organizations
Malay
Pertubuhan-pertubuhan yang terdahulu
Category of Word
Organization
Former organizations
Malay
Bekas pertubuhan
Category of Word
Organization
Former organizations - Specific
Malay
Organisasi terdahulu - Khusus
Category of Word
Organization
Fostering
Malay
Membela/memelihara
Category of Word
Social work and services
France
Malay
Perancis
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Freedom fighters
Malay
Pejuang kebebasan
Category of Word
Conflict
Freedom of assembly
Malay
Kebebasan berhimpun
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of assembly
Malay
Kebebasan berkumpul
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of association
Malay
Kebebasan berpersatuan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of association
Malay
Kebebasan menyertai persatuan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of conscience
Malay
Kebebasan hati nurani
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of expression
Malay
Kebebasan pendapat
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of expression
Malay
Kebebasan bersuara
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of information
Malay
Kebebasan maklumat
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of movement
Malay
Kebebasan bergerak
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of religion
Malay
Kebebasan beragama
Category of Word
Human Rights
Freedom of speech
Malay
Kebebasan bersuara
Category of Word
Human Rights
freight transport
Malay
pengangkutan barangan
Category of Word
Transport
French nationals
Malay
Warganegara Perancis
Category of Word
Population groups
French Polynesia
Malay
Polinesia Perancis
Category of Word
Geographical areas
French Polynesians
Malay
Orang Polinesia Perancis
Category of Word
Population groups
Frisians
Malay
Orang Frisia
Category of Word
Population groups
Friulians
Malay
Orang Friulia
Category of Word
Population groups
fruit
Malay
buah-buahan
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
fuel generators
Malay
penjana api
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
fuels
Malay
bahan api
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Fundamental rights
Malay
Hak asasi
Category of Word
Human Rights
Fundamental rights
Malay
Hak-hak asasi
Category of Word
Human Rights
Fundamentalism
Malay
Fundamentalisme
Category of Word
Belief Systems and religions
Fundraising
Malay
Pengumpulan dana/mengumpul dana
Category of Word
Finance
Funerary rites
Malay
upacara pengebumian
Category of Word
Culture and traditions