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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H

Habitat
Malay
Habitat
Category of Word
Human settlements
Habitual residence
Malay
Tempat tinggal kebiasaan
Category of Word
Immigration law
Haiti
Malay
Haiti
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Haitians
Malay
Orang Haiti
Category of Word
Population groups
Harmful traditional practices
Malay
Amalan tradisional berbahaya
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Hausa
Malay
Orang Hausa
Category of Word
Population groups
Hazaras
Malay
Orang Hazara
Category of Word
Population groups
health
Malay
Kesihatan
Category of Word
Health, medicine and nutrition
health education
Malay
Pendidikan Kesihatan
Category of Word
Health, medicine and nutrition
Health insurance
Malay
Insurans kesihatan
Category of Word
Social security
health personnel
Malay
pegawai kesihatan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
health personnel
Malay
kakitangan kesihatan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
health services
Malay
perkhidmatan kesihatan
Category of Word
Healthcare
health surveilance
Malay
Tinjauan Kesihatan
Category of Word
Health, medicine and nutrition
health surveilance
Malay
Pemantauan Kesihatan
Category of Word
Health, medicine and nutrition
heating
Malay
pemanasan
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Hidden economy
Malay
ekonomi tersembunyi
Category of Word
Economics
Higher education
Malay
pengajian tinggi
Category of Word
Education and language
Hijacking
Malay
Perampasan
Category of Word
Conflict
Hinduism
Malay
Agama Hindu
Category of Word
Belief Systems and religions
Hindus
Malay
Orang Hindu
Category of Word
Population groups
Historical groups of refugees
Malay
Kumpulan pelarian bersejarah
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
History
Malay
Sejarah
Category of Word
History and Culture
Hmong
Malay
Orang Hmong
Category of Word
Population groups
Holding centres
Malay
Pusat perantaraan sementara
Category of Word
Accommodation
Home delivery
Malay
Bersalin di rumah
Category of Word
Maternal and child health
Home delivery
Malay
Kelahiran di rumah
Category of Word
Maternal and child health
Home economics
Malay
ekonomi rumah tangga
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Homosexuals
Malay
Homoseksual
Category of Word
Population groups
Hondurans
Malay
Orang Honduras
Category of Word
Population groups
Honduras
Malay
Honduras
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Hong Kong
Malay
Hong Kong
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Hong Kong nationals
Malay
Warganegara Hong Kong
Category of Word
Population groups
Horn of Africa
Malay
Tanduk Afrika
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Horticulture
Malay
hortikultur
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Horticulture
Malay
kulturkebunan
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Hospital delivery
Malay
Bersalin di hospital
Category of Word
Maternal and child health
Hospital delivery
Malay
Kelahiran di hospital
Category of Word
Maternal and child health
hospitals
Malay
Hospital
Category of Word
Healthcare
Hostage taking
Malay
Menahan tebusan
Category of Word
Conflict
Hostage taking
Malay
Mengambil tebusan
Category of Word
Conflict
Hostels
Malay
Hostel
Category of Word
Accommodation
Hours of work
Malay
Waktu bekerja
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Household
Malay
Isi rumah
Category of Word
Family
Household division of labour
Malay
pembahagian kerja rumah tangga
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Household division of labour
Malay
pembahagian kerja isi rumah
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Household economy
Malay
Ekonomi rumah tangga
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Household economy
Malay
Ekonomi isi rumah
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Housing
Malay
Perumahan
Category of Word
Human settlements
Housing
Malay
Penyediaan perumahan
Category of Word
Human settlements
Housing allowances
Malay
Elaun perumahan
Category of Word
Social security
Housing loans
Malay
pinjaman perumahan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Huguenots
Malay
Orang Huguenot
Category of Word
Population groups
Human development
Malay
Pembangunan manusia
Category of Word
Development
Human rights
Malay
Hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights - General
Malay
Hak asasi manusia - Umum
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights activists
Malay
Pejuang hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights activists
Malay
Aktivis hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights agents
Malay
Agen hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights courts
Malay
Mahkamah hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights covenants of 1966
Malay
Perjanjian hak asasi manusia 1966
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights education
Malay
Pendidikan hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights instruments
Malay
Instrumen hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights instruments
Malay
Instrumen hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights monitors
Malay
Pemantau hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights organizations
Malay
Pertubuhan hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Organization
Human rights policy
Malay
Dasar hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights violations
Malay
Pencabulan hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human rights violations
Malay
Pencabulan hak asasi manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human security
Malay
Keselamatan manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Human settlements
Malay
Petempatan manusia
Category of Word
Human settlements
Human Trafficking
Malay
Pemerdagangan Manusia
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Humane deterrence policy
Malay
Dasar pencegahan berperikemanusiaan
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Humanists
Malay
Orang Humanis
Category of Word
Population groups
Humanitarian access
Malay
Akses kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Emergency relief
Humanitarian assistance
Malay
Bantuan kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Emergency relief
Humanitarian cases
Malay
Kes-kes kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Humanitarian corridors
Malay
Koridor kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Emergency relief
Humanitarian exemptions
Malay
Pengecualian kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Politics
Humanitarian intervention
Malay
Campur tangan kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Conflict
humanitarian personnel
Malay
pegawai kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Humanitarian principles
Malay
Prinsip kemanusiaan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Hungarian minorities
Malay
Minoriti Hungary
Category of Word
Population groups
Hungarians
Malay
Orang Hungary
Category of Word
Population groups
Hungary
Malay
Hungary
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Hunger strikes
Malay
Mogok lapar
Category of Word
Conflict
Hunting
Malay
memburu
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Husband
Malay
Suami
Category of Word
Family
Hutu
Malay
Orang Hutu
Category of Word
Population groups
Hydrology
Malay
hydrologi
Category of Word
Science
hygiene
Malay
kebersihan
Category of Word
Health, medicine and nutrition