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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OAS
Malay
Pertubuhan Negara-Negara Amerika (OAS)
Category of Word
Organization
OAU Convention on Refugees
Malay
Pelarian Konvensyen OAU
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
OCAS
Malay
Pertubuhan Negara-Negara Amerika Tengah (OCAS)
Category of Word
Organization
Occupational adaptation
Malay
Penyesuaian pekerjaan
Category of Word
Integration
occupational mobility
Malay
mobiliti pekerjaan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Occupational training allowances
Malay
Elaun latihan pekerjaan
Category of Word
Social security
occupations
Malay
pekerjaan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Oceania
Malay
Oceania
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Oceania
Malay
Oceania
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Oceanian groups
Malay
Kumpulan Oceania
Category of Word
Population groups
Oceanians
Malay
Orang Oceania
Category of Word
Population groups
OCHA
Malay
Pejabat Penyelarasan Urusan Kemanusiaan Persatuan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (OCHA)
Category of Word
Organization
ODP
Malay
ODP
Category of Word
Refugee protection
OECD
Malay
Pertubuhan Kerjasama dan Pembangunan Ekonomi (OECD)
Category of Word
Organization
Offences
Malay
Kesalahan
Category of Word
Crime prevention and criminal justice
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Malay
Pejabat Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu untuk Hak Asasi Manusia (OHCHR)
Category of Word
Organization
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Malay
Pejabat Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu untuk Hak Asasi Manusia (OHCHR)
Category of Word
Organization
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Malay
Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu bagi Pelarian
Category of Word
Organization
office workers
Malay
pekerja pejabat
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Official language
Malay
bahasa rasmi
Category of Word
Education and language
Official visitors
Malay
Pelawat rasmi
Category of Word
Immigration law
Offspring
Malay
Anak
Category of Word
Family
Ogiek
Malay
Orang Ogiek
Category of Word
Population groups
Ogoni
Malay
Orang Ogoni
Category of Word
Population groups
OHCHR
Malay
OHCHR
Category of Word
Organization
Old age benefits
Malay
Faedah warga tua/Faedah orang berusia
Category of Word
Social security
Oman
Malay
Oman
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Omanis
Malay
Orang Oman
Category of Word
Population groups
One-parent families
Malay
Keluarga ibu atau bapa tunggal
Category of Word
Population groups
onward mover
Malay
onward mover
Category of Word
status determination
Opinion
Malay
Pendapat
Category of Word
Social psychology
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Malay
Protokol Berpilih diatas Perjanjian Antarabangsa tentang Hak Sivil dan Politik
Category of Word
Human Rights
Orderly return
Malay
Pulangan secara teratur
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
organic psychotic conditions
Malay
keadaan psikotik organik
Category of Word
Psychology
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Malay
Pertubuhan Kerjasama dan Pembangunan Ekonomi (OECD)
Category of Word
Organization
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Malay
Pertubuhan Keselamatan dan Kerjasama Eropah (OSCE)
Category of Word
Organization
Organization of American States (OAS)
Malay
Pertubuhan Negara-negara Amerika (OAS)
Category of Word
Organization
Organization of Central American States (OCAS)
Malay
Pertubuhan Negara-negara Amerika Tengah (OCAS)
Category of Word
Organization
Organizational mandate
Malay
Mandat pertubuhan
Category of Word
Organization
Organizational statute
Malay
Statut pertubuhan
Category of Word
Organization
Organizations
Malay
Pertubuhan-pertubuhan
Category of Word
Organization
Organizations
Malay
Pertubuhan-pertubuhan
Category of Word
Organization
Organized settlements
Malay
Petempatan tersusun
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Orientation programmes
Malay
Program suai kenal
Category of Word
Integration
Orientation programmes
Malay
Program orientasi
Category of Word
Integration
Oromo
Malay
Orang Oromo
Category of Word
Population groups
Orphanages
Malay
Rumah anak yatim
Category of Word
Social work and services
Orphans
Malay
anak-anak yatim piatu
Category of Word
Population groups
Orphans
Malay
anak-anak yatim
Category of Word
Population groups
Orthodox Christians
Malay
Orang Kristian Ortodoks
Category of Word
Population groups
OSCE
Malay
Pertubuhan Keselamatan dan Kerjasama Eropah (OSCE)
Category of Word
Organization
Ossetians
Malay
Orang Ossetia
Category of Word
Population groups
Ovambo
Malay
Orang Ovambo
Category of Word
Population groups
Overcrowding
Malay
Kesesakan
Category of Word
Human settlements
overexploitation
Malay
eksploitasi berlebihan
Category of Word
Natural resources and environment
Overstayers
Malay
Penetap melebihi had tempoh
Category of Word
Immigration law
Ovimbundu
Malay
Orang Ovimbundu
Category of Word
Population groups