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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N

Naga
Malay
Orang Naga
Category of Word
Population groups
Namibia
Malay
Orang Namibia
Category of Word
Population groups
Namibia
Malay
Namibia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Nansen Office
Malay
Pejabat Nansen
Category of Word
Organization
Nansen Office
Malay
Pejabat Antarabangsa Nansen untuk Pelarian
Category of Word
Organization
National law
Malay
Undang-undang negara
Category of Word
National law
National liberation movements
Malay
Gerakan pembebasan nasional
Category of Word
Politics
National refugee law
Malay
Undang-undang pelarian negara
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
National security
Malay
Keselamatan negara
Category of Word
Politics
Nationalism
Malay
Nasionalisme
Category of Word
Politics
Nationalities and regional groups
Malay
Kewarganegaraan dan kumpulan serantau
Category of Word
Population groups
Nationalities and regional groups
Malay
Kerakyatan dan kumpulan serantau
Category of Word
Population groups
Nationality
Malay
Kewarganegaraan
Category of Word
Nationality and nationality law
Nationality
Malay
Bangsa
Category of Word
Nationality and nationality law
Nationalization
Malay
pemiliknegaraan
Category of Word
Business and industry
Nationalization
Malay
nationalisasi
Category of Word
Business and industry
Nationals
Malay
Warganegara
Category of Word
Population groups
Nationals
Malay
Rakyat
Category of Word
Population groups
NATO
Malay
Pertubuhan Perjanjian Atlantik Utara (NATO)
Category of Word
Organization
natural disaster
Malay
bencana alam
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
natural resources
Malay
sumber semulajadi
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Naturalization
Malay
naturalisasi
Category of Word
Nationality and nationality law
Nauru
Malay
Nauru
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Nauruans
Malay
Orang Nauru
Category of Word
Population groups
Ndebele
Malay
Orang Ndebele
Category of Word
Population groups
Needs
Malay
Keperluan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Needs assessment
Malay
Penilaian keperluan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Negotiation
Malay
Rundingan
Category of Word
Politics
Negotiation and resolution of armed conflict
Malay
Rundingan dan penyelesaian konflik bersenjata
Category of Word
Conflict
Negotiation and resolution of armed conflict
Malay
Resolusi
Category of Word
Conflict
Neo-imperialism
Malay
Neo-imperialisme
Category of Word
Politics
Nepal
Malay
Nepal
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Nepalese
Malay
Orang Nepal
Category of Word
Population groups
Netherlanders
Malay
Orang Belanda
Category of Word
Population groups
Netherlands
Malay
Belanda
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Netherlands Antilles
Malay
Antillen Belanda
Category of Word
Geographical areas
neurotic and personality disorders
Malay
gangguan neurotik dan keperibadian
Category of Word
Psychology
Neutrality
Malay
Berkecuali
Category of Word
Politics
New businesses
Malay
perniagaan baru
Category of Word
Business and industry
New Caledonia
Malay
New Caledonia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
New Caledonians
Malay
Orang New Caledonia
Category of Word
Population groups
New evidence
Malay
Bukti baru
Category of Word
Administration of justice
New evidence
Malay
Bukti baharu
Category of Word
Administration of justice
New Zealand
Malay
New Zealand
Category of Word
Geographical areas
New Zealanders
Malay
Orang New Zealand
Category of Word
Population groups
News
Malay
Berita
Category of Word
Communication and information
Newsletters
Malay
Buletin
Category of Word
Communication and information
Newsletters
Malay
Surat berita
Category of Word
Communication and information
Newspapers
Malay
Surat khabar
Category of Word
Communication and information
NGOs
Malay
Pertubuhan-pertubuhan bukan kerajaan
Category of Word
Organization
NGOs
Malay
Badan bukan kerajaan
Category of Word
Organization
Nicaragua
Malay
Nicaragua
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Nicaraguans
Malay
Orang Nicaragua
Category of Word
Population groups
Niger
Malay
Niger
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Nigeria
Malay
Nigeria
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Nigerians
Malay
Orang Nigeria
Category of Word
Population groups
Nigeriens
Malay
Orang Niger
Category of Word
Population groups
Niueans
Malay
Orang Niuea
Category of Word
Population groups
Nomads
Malay
Nomad
Category of Word
Population groups
Non-custodial treatment
Malay
Layanan tanpa tahanan
Category of Word
Crime prevention and criminal justice
Non-discrimination
Malay
Tanpa diskriminasi
Category of Word
Human Rights
Non-extradition
Malay
Tidak diekstradisi
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Non-extradition
Malay
Tiada extradisi
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Non-formal education
Malay
pendidikan tidak formal
Category of Word
Education and language
Non-government sponsorship
Malay
tajaan bukan kerajaan
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Non-governmental organzation
Malay
Pertubuhan bukan kerajaan
Category of Word
Organization
Non-interference principle
Malay
Prinsip tidak campur tangan
Category of Word
Politics
Non-political crimes
Malay
Jenayah bukan politik
Category of Word
Crime prevention and criminal justice
Non-refoulement principle
Malay
Prinsip tidak dipulangkan secara paksa
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
Non-self governing territories
Malay
Wilayah bukan bawah pemerintahan sendiri
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Non-self governing territories
Malay
Wilayah bukan bawah pemerintahan sendiri
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Non-state agents of persecution
Malay
Ejen penganiayaan bukan kerajaan
Category of Word
Persecution
Non-verbal communication
Malay
Komunikasi bukan lisan
Category of Word
Communication and information
Non-violent resistance
Malay
penentangan tanpa keganasan
Category of Word
Social psychology
Norfolk Islanders
Malay
Penduduk Kepulauan Norfolk
Category of Word
Population groups
North Africa
Malay
Afrika Utara
Category of Word
Geographical areas
North Africans
Malay
Orang Afrika Utara
Category of Word
Population groups
North America
Malay
Amerika Utara
Category of Word
Geographical areas
North Americans
Malay
Orang Amerika Utara
Category of Word
Population groups
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Malay
Pertubuhan Perjanjian Atlantik Utara (NATO)
Category of Word
Organization
North Koreans
Malay
Orang Korea Utara
Category of Word
Population groups
North Yemenis
Malay
Orang Yaman Utara
Category of Word
Population groups
Norway
Malay
Norway
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Norwegians
Malay
Orang Norway
Category of Word
Population groups
Nuba
Malay
Orang Nuba
Category of Word
Population groups
Nuclear weapons
Malay
Senjata nuklear
Category of Word
Conflict
Nuer
Malay
Orang Nuer
Category of Word
Population groups
Nursery schools
Malay
sekolah taska
Category of Word
Education and language
nurses
Malay
jururawat
Category of Word
Labour and employment
nutrition
Malay
zat
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
nutrition
Malay
nutrisi
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
nutrition education
Malay
pendidikan berkaitan nutrisi
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
nutrition needs
Malay
keperluan nutrisi
Category of Word
Food and nutrition