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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G

Gabon
Malay
Gabon
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Gabonese
Malay
Orang Gabon
Category of Word
Population groups
Gambia
Malay
Gambia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Gambians
Malay
Orang Gambia
Category of Word
Population groups
garbage
Malay
sampah sarap
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
garbage disposal
Malay
pembuangan sampah
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Gardening
Malay
taman
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Gardening
Malay
tanaman
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Gender dimensions
Malay
Dimensi gender
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Gender discrimination
Malay
Diskriminasi Jantina
Category of Word
Human Rights
Gender groups
Malay
Kumpulan jantina
Category of Word
Population groups
Gender mainstreaming
Malay
Aliran utama gender
Category of Word
Politics
Gender norms
Malay
Norma gender
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Gender role
Malay
Peranan gender
Category of Word
Society
Gender-based persecution
Malay
Penganiayaan berasaskan gender
Category of Word
Persecution
Gender-based Violence
Malay
Keganasan berasaskan gender
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
General
Malay
Am
Category of Word
Organization
General
Malay
Umum
Category of Word
Organization
General Assembly resolutions
Malay
Resolusi Perhimpunan Agung
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Geneva Conventions
Malay
Konvensyen Geneva
Category of Word
International humanitarian law
Geneva Conventions 1949
Malay
Konvensyen Geneva 1949
Category of Word
International humanitarian law
Geneva Protocols
Malay
Protokol Geneva
Category of Word
International humanitarian law
Geneva Protocols 1977
Malay
Protokol Geneva 1977
Category of Word
International humanitarian law
Genocide
Malay
penghapusan bangsa
Category of Word
Human Rights
Genocide
Malay
pembunuhan kaum
Category of Word
Human Rights
Genocide
Malay
Genosid
Category of Word
Human Rights
Geographical areas
Malay
Kawasan geografi
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Geographical areas - General
Malay
Kawasan geografi - Umum
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Geographical limitation
Malay
Batasan geografi
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Geography
Malay
geografi
Category of Word
Science
Geology
Malay
geologi
Category of Word
Science
Geophysics
Malay
geofizik
Category of Word
Science
Georgia
Malay
Georgia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Georgian minorities
Malay
Minoriti Georgia
Category of Word
Population groups
Georgians
Malay
Orang Georgia
Category of Word
Population groups
German minorities
Malay
Minoriti Jerman
Category of Word
Population groups
Germans
Malay
Orang Jerman
Category of Word
Population groups
Germany
Malay
Jerman
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Germany, Federal Republic of
Malay
Republik Persekutuan Jerman
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Ghana
Malay
Ghana
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Ghanaians
Malay
Orang Ghana
Category of Word
Population groups
Gibraltar
Malay
Gibraltar
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Globalization
Malay
globalisasi
Category of Word
Economics
Glossaries
Malay
Glosari
Category of Word
Communication and information
Glossaries
Malay
Senarai istilah
Category of Word
Communication and information
Good offices
Malay
bantuan
Category of Word
Protection
Govenrment sponsorship
Malay
tajaan kerajaan
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Governance
Malay
Pemerintahan
Category of Word
Politics
Governance
Malay
Tadbir urus
Category of Word
Politics
Government
Malay
Kerajaan
Category of Word
Politics
Government
Malay
Kerajaan
Category of Word
Politics
Government in exile
Malay
Kerajaan dalam buangan
Category of Word
Politics
Government policy
Malay
Polisi Kerajaan
Category of Word
Politics
Government policy
Malay
Dasar kerajaan
Category of Word
Politics
Government programmes
Malay
Rancangan Kerajaan
Category of Word
Politics
Government programmes
Malay
Program kerajaan
Category of Word
Politics
Grammar
Malay
tatabahasa
Category of Word
Education and language
Grandparents
Malay
Datuk dan nenek
Category of Word
Family
Grant of asylum
Malay
Pemberian suaka
Category of Word
Refuge and asylum
Grants
Malay
Bantuan
Category of Word
Finance
Grazing Land
Malay
padang ragut
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Greece
Malay
Greece
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Greece
Malay
Yunani
Category of Word
Greek minorities
Malay
Minoriti Yunani
Category of Word
Population groups
Greeks
Malay
Orang Yunani
Category of Word
Population groups
Greenlanders
Malay
Orang Greenland
Category of Word
Population groups
Grenada
Malay
Grenada
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Grenadians
Malay
Orang Grenada
Category of Word
Population groups
grief
Malay
murung
Category of Word
Psychology
grief
Malay
kesedihan
Category of Word
Psychology
grief
Malay
kehibaan
Category of Word
Psychology
grief
Malay
kedukaan
Category of Word
Psychology
Guadeloupans
Malay
Orang Guadeloup
Category of Word
Population groups
Guam
Malay
Guam
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Guarantees to returnees
Malay
jaminan kepada pengembali
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Guatemala
Malay
Guatemala
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Guatemalans
Malay
Orang Guatemala
Category of Word
Population groups
Guerrilla fighters
Malay
Pejuang gerila
Category of Word
Conflict
Guerrilla warfare
Malay
Perang gerila
Category of Word
Conflict
Guianese
Malay
Orang Guian
Category of Word
Population groups
Guidelines
Malay
Garis panduan
Category of Word
Communication and information
Guinea
Malay
Guinea
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Guinea-Bissau
Malay
Guinea-Bissau
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Guinea-Bissauans
Malay
Orang Guinea-Bissau
Category of Word
Population groups
Guineans
Malay
Orang Guinea
Category of Word
Population groups
Gulf States
Malay
Negara-negara Teluk
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Guyana
Malay
Guyana
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Guyanese
Malay
Orang Guyana
Category of Word
Population groups