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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Taiwan (China)
Malay
Taiwan (China)
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Taiwan (China)
Malay
Taiwan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Taiwanese
Malay
Orang Taiwan
Category of Word
Population groups
Tajik minorities
Malay
Minoriti Tajik
Category of Word
Population groups
Tajikistan
Malay
Tajikistan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Tajiks
Malay
Orang Tajik
Category of Word
Population groups
Taliban
Malay
Orang Taliban
Category of Word
Population groups
Tamils
Malay
Orang Tamil
Category of Word
Population groups
Tanzanians
Malay
Orang Tanzania
Category of Word
Population groups
Taoism
Malay
Taoisme
Category of Word
Belief Systems and religions
Taoists
Malay
Orang Taois
Category of Word
Population groups
Tatars
Malay
Orang Tartar
Category of Word
Population groups
Taxes
Malay
cukai
Category of Word
Finance
Teacher training
Malay
latihan guru
Category of Word
Education and language
teachers
Malay
guru
Category of Word
Labour and employment
teachers
Malay
cikgu
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Teaching
Malay
pengajaran
Category of Word
Education and language
Teaching materials
Malay
Bahan pengajaran
Category of Word
Education and language
Teaching methods
Malay
Kaedah pengajaran
Category of Word
Education and language
Technical education
Malay
Pendidikan teknikal
Category of Word
Technology and construction
Technical education
Malay
kemahiran teknikal
Category of Word
Technology and construction
Technical training
Malay
latihan teknikal
Category of Word
Education and language
technicians
Malay
juruteknik
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Technology
Malay
teknologi
Category of Word
Technology and construction
Telematic media
Malay
Media telematik
Category of Word
Communication and information
Telephone
Malay
Telefon
Category of Word
Communication and information
Television
Malay
Televisyen
Category of Word
Communication and information
Telex
Malay
Teleks
Category of Word
Communication and information
Temperate agriculture
Malay
pertanian cuaca sederhana
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Temporary admission
Malay
Kemasukan sementara
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
temporary employment
Malay
pekerjaan sementara
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Temporary protection
Malay
Perlindungan sementara
Category of Word
Refuge and asylum
Temporary response
Malay
Tindak balas sementara
Category of Word
Accommodation
Temporary shelter
Malay
Tempat perlindungan sementara
Category of Word
Human settlements
Tents
Malay
Khemah
Category of Word
Human settlements
Terminology
Malay
istilah
Category of Word
Education and language
Territorial asylum
Malay
Suaka wilayah
Category of Word
Refuge and asylum
Terrorism
Malay
Terorisme
Category of Word
Conflict
Terrorism
Malay
Keganasan
Category of Word
Conflict
Terrorist organizations
Malay
Organisasi pengganas
Category of Word
Conflict
Terrorists
Malay
Pengganas
Category of Word
Conflict
Testimonies
Malay
Bukti
Category of Word
Management & Research
Testimonies
Malay
Testimoni / Bukti / Keterangan
Category of Word
Management & Research
Testing
Malay
ujian
Category of Word
Technology and construction
Thailand
Malay
Thailand
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Thais
Malay
Orang Thailand
Category of Word
Population groups
Theatre
Malay
pangung
Category of Word
Arts
Theatre
Malay
teater
Category of Word
Arts
Theses
Malay
Tesis
Category of Word
Communication and information
Tibetans
Malay
Orang Tibet
Category of Word
Population groups
Tigrayans
Malay
Orang Tigray/Tigre
Category of Word
Population groups
tiles
Malay
jubin
Category of Word
Technology and construction
Timber
Malay
kayu balak
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Timor-Leste
Malay
Timor-Leste
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Timor-Leste
Malay
Timor Timur
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Togo
Malay
Togo
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Togolese
Malay
Orang Togo
Category of Word
Population groups
Tokelau
Malay
Tokelau
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Tonga
Malay
Tonga
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Tongans
Malay
Orang Tonga
Category of Word
Population groups
Torture
Malay
Penyeksaan
Category of Word
Human Rights
Torture victims
Malay
Mangsa penyeksaan
Category of Word
Conflict
Torture victims treatment
Malay
rawatan mangsa penyeksaan
Category of Word
Medicine and medical treatment
Tracing
Malay
Penjejakan
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Trade
Malay
perdagangan
Category of Word
Trade
Trade
Malay
perdagangan
Category of Word
Trade
trade unions
Malay
kesatuan sekerja
Category of Word
Labour and employment
traditional birth attendants
Malay
bidan kampung
Category of Word
Labour and employment
traditional healers
Malay
bomoh
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Traditional societies
Malay
Masyarakat tradisional
Category of Word
Society
trafficking
Malay
pemerdagangan manusia
Category of Word
Trafficking in persons
Malay
Pemerdagangan manusia
Category of Word
Human Rights
Training
Malay
latihan
Category of Word
Education and language
Training programmes
Malay
program latihan
Category of Word
Education and language
Transit
Malay
Transit
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Transit centres
Malay
Pusat transit
Category of Word
Accommodation
Translation services
Malay
perkhidmatan penterjemahan
Category of Word
Education and language
transport
Malay
pengangkutan
Category of Word
Transport
transport workers
Malay
Pekerja pengangkutan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
trauma
Malay
trauma
Category of Word
Psychology
Trauma clinics
Malay
klinik trauma
Category of Word
Psychology
Travaux preparatoires
Malay
Rekod perbincangan awal
Category of Word
International law
Travaux preparatoires
Malay
Travaux preparatoires
Category of Word
International law
travel
Malay
pergerakan
Category of Word
Transport
Travel documents
Malay
Dokumen perjalanan
Category of Word
Immigration law
Travel loans
Malay
pinjaman perjalanan
Category of Word
Finance
Treaties
Malay
Perjanjian
Category of Word
International law
Treaties on nuclear weapons
Malay
Perjanjian mengenai senjata nuklear
Category of Word
International humanitarian law
Treaty bodies
Malay
Badan-badan perjanjian
Category of Word
Organization
Treaty obligations
Malay
Kewajipan perjanjian
Category of Word
International law
Tribal peoples
Malay
suku kaum
Category of Word
Population groups
Tribal peoples
Malay
Puak
Category of Word
Population groups
Trinidad and Tobago
Malay
Trinidad dan Tobago
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Trinidadians
Malay
Orang Trinidad
Category of Word
Population groups
Tropical agriculture
Malay
pertanian tropika
Category of Word
Agriculture and land
Tropical diseases
Malay
penyakit tropika
Category of Word
Diseases
Truth commissions
Malay
Suruhanjaya kebenaran
Category of Word
Human Rights
Tuareg
Malay
Orang Tuareg
Category of Word
Population groups
Tunisia
Malay
Tunisia
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Tunisians
Malay
Orang Tunisia
Category of Word
Population groups
Turkey
Malay
Turki
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Turkish minorities
Malay
Minoriti Turki
Category of Word
Population groups
Turkmen minorities
Malay
Minoriti Turkmen
Category of Word
Population groups
Turkmenistan
Malay
Turkmenistan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Turkmens
Malay
Orang Turkmen
Category of Word
Population groups
Turks
Malay
Orang Turki
Category of Word
Population groups
Turks and Caicos Islands
Malay
Kepulauan Turks dan Caicos
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Tutsi
Malay
Orang Tutsi
Category of Word
Population groups
Tuvalu
Malay
Tuvalu
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Tuvaluans
Malay
Orang Tuvalu
Category of Word
Population groups
Tuvinians
Malay
Orang Tuva
Category of Word
Population groups