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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U

UDHR
Malay
Perisytiharan Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat
Category of Word
Human Rights
Udmurts
Malay
Orang Udmurtia
Category of Word
Population groups
Uganda
Malay
Uganda
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Ugandans
Malay
Orang Uganda
Category of Word
Population groups
Uighurs
Malay
Orang Uyghur
Category of Word
Population groups
UK nationals
Malay
Warganegara UK
Category of Word
Population groups
Ukraine
Malay
Ukraine
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Ukrainian minorities
Malay
Minoriti Ukraine
Category of Word
Population groups
Ukrainians
Malay
Orang Ukraine
Category of Word
Population groups
UN
Malay
PBB
Category of Word
Organization
UN Commission on Human Rights
Malay
Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN General Assembly
Malay
Perhimpunan Agung Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN Human Rights Office
Malay
Pejabat Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu untuk Hak Asasi Manusia (OHCHR)
Category of Word
Organization
UN Secretariat
Malay
Sekretariat Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN Security Council
Malay
Majlis Keselamatan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN Specialized agencies
Malay
Badan-Badan Khusus Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN Specialized agencies
Malay
Agensi Khusus Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN system
Malay
Sistem Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UN treaty bodies - Specific
Malay
Badan perjanjian PBB - Khusus
Category of Word
Organization
Unaccompanied children
Malay
Kanak-kanak yang tidak ditemani atau ditemani oleh ibu bapanya atau mana-mana orang lain
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Unaccompanied minors
Malay
Kanak-kanak di bawah umur yang tidak ditemani
Category of Word
Population groups
Underdevelopment
Malay
Kemunduran
Category of Word
Development
underemployment
Malay
guna tenaga tidak penuh
Category of Word
Labour and employment
underemployment
Malay
guna tenaga tak penuh
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Undocumented asylum seekers
Malay
Pencari suaka yang tidak berdokumen
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Undocumented migrants
Malay
Migran tanpa dokumen
Category of Word
Population groups
UNDP
Malay
Program Pembangunan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (UNDP)
Category of Word
Organization
unemployed
Malay
Penganggur
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Unemployment
Malay
Pengangguran
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Unemployment insurance
Malay
Insurans pengangguran
Category of Word
Social security
UNGA
Malay
Perhimpunan Agung Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
UNHCR
Malay
Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu bagi Pelarian (UNHCR)
Category of Word
Organization
UNHCR EXCOM
Malay
Jawatankuasa Eksekutif Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu bagi Pelarian
Category of Word
Organization
UNHCR EXCOM Conclusions
Malay
Keputusan EXCOM UNHCR
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
UNHCR Mandate
Malay
Mandat UNHCR
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
UNHCR Statute
Malay
Statut UNHCR
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
UNHCR Statute
Malay
Peraturan UNHCR
Category of Word
Entry, admission and reception
UNICEF
Malay
Tabung Kanak-kanak Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (UNICEF)
Category of Word
Organization
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Malay
Kesatuan Republik Sosialis Soviet
Category of Word
Geographical areas
United Arab Emirate nationals
Malay
Warganegara Emiriah Arab Bersatu
Category of Word
Population groups
United Arab Emirates
Malay
Emiriah Arab Bersatu
Category of Word
Geographical areas
United Kingdom
Malay
United Kingdom
Category of Word
Geographical areas
United Nations
Malay
Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations (UN)
Malay
Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Charter
Malay
Piagam Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Malay
Tabung Kanak-kanak Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNICEF)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Malay
Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Malay
Konvensyen Hak Kanak-Kanak Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (CRC)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Malay
Program Pembangunan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (UNDP)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Malay
Majlis Ekonomi dan Sosial Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (ECOSOC)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Malay
Pertubuhan Pendidikan, Sains dan Kebudayaan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (UNESCO)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations General Assembly
Malay
Perhimpunan Agung Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Malay
Pejabat Penyelarasan Urusan Kemanusiaan Persatuan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (OCHA)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
Malay
Pentadbiran Bantuan dan Pemulihan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (UNRRA)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Malay
Agensi Bantuan dan Kerja Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu untuk Pelarian Palestin di Asia Barat (UNRWA)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Malay
Institut Penyelidikan Pembangunan Sosial Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNRISD)
Category of Word
Organization
United Nations system
Malay
Sistem Persatuan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB)
Category of Word
Organization
United Republic of Tanzania
Malay
Tanzania
Category of Word
Geographical areas
United States
Malay
Amerika Syarikat
Category of Word
Geographical areas
United States Virgin Islands
Malay
Kepulauan Virgin Amerika Syarikat
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Malay
Perisytiharan Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat (UDHR)
Category of Word
Human Rights
Unlawful absence
Malay
ketidakhadiran haram
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Unlawful absence
Malay
Ketidakhadiran menyalahi undang-undang
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Unlawful departure
Malay
Pelepasan haram
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Unlawful departure
Malay
keberangkatan menyalahi undang-undang
Category of Word
Refugee protection
Unmarried couples
Malay
Pasangan yang belum berkahwin
Category of Word
Family
UNRWA
Malay
Agensi Bantuan dan Kerja Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu untuk Pelarian Palestin di Asia Barat (UNRWA)
Category of Word
Organization
unskilled workers
Malay
pekerja tanpa kemahiran
Category of Word
Labour and employment
uprootedness
Malay
Category of Word
Psychology
Upward mobility
Malay
Mobiliti ke atas
Category of Word
Society
Urban areas
Malay
Kawasan bandar
Category of Word
Human settlements
Urban communities
Malay
Masyarakat bandar
Category of Word
Community
Urban communities
Malay
Komuniti bandar
Category of Word
Community
Urban refugees
Malay
Pelarian bandar
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Urban refugees
Malay
Pelarian kota
Category of Word
Refugees and other groups of concern
Urban settlements
Malay
Petempatan bandar
Category of Word
Human settlements
Urban-rural migration
Malay
Penghijrahan bandar-luar bandar
Category of Word
Migration
Urban-rural migration
Malay
migrasi bandar-luar bandar
Category of Word
Migration
Uruguay
Malay
Uruguay
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Uruguayans
Malay
Orang Uruguay
Category of Word
Population groups
USA nationals
Malay
Warganegara Amerika Syarikat
Category of Word
Population groups
USA nationals
Malay
Warganegara A.S
Category of Word
Population groups
USSR nationals
Malay
Warganegara Kesatuan Republik Sosialis Soviet
Category of Word
Population groups
USSR nationals
Malay
Warganegara USSR
Category of Word
Population groups
Usury
Malay
riba
Category of Word
Finance
Uzbek minorities
Malay
Minoriti Uzbek
Category of Word
Population groups
Uzbekistan
Malay
Uzbekistan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Uzbeks
Malay
Orang Uzbekistan
Category of Word
Population groups