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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V

Value systems
Malay
sistem nilai
Category of Word
Culture and traditions
Vanuatu
Malay
Vanuatu
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Vanuatuans
Malay
Orang Vanuatu
Category of Word
Population groups
Variation of leave to enter
Malay
Kebenaran untuk kemasukan
Category of Word
Immigration law
Vatican City State
Malay
Negara Kota Vatikan
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Vatican nationals
Malay
Warganegara Vatican
Category of Word
Population groups
vegetables
Malay
sayur-sayuran
Category of Word
Food and nutrition
Venezuela
Malay
Venezuela
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Venezuelans
Malay
Orang Venezuala
Category of Word
Population groups
Victims
Malay
Mangsa
Category of Word
Human Rights
Victims of conflict
Malay
Mangsa konflik
Category of Word
Conflict
Victims of conflict
Malay
Mangsa konflik
Category of Word
Conflict
Victims of war
Malay
Mangsa peperangan
Category of Word
Conflict
Video
Malay
Video
Category of Word
Communication and information
Viet Nam
Malay
Vietnam
Category of Word
Geographical areas
Vietnamese
Malay
Orang Vietnam
Category of Word
Population groups
Villagization
Malay
Penyebaran kampung
Category of Word
Human settlements
Violation of cultural norms
Malay
Pelanggaran norma budaya
Category of Word
Persecution
Violence
Malay
Kekejaman / Kekerasan
Category of Word
Conflict
Violence
Malay
Keganasan
Category of Word
Conflict
Violence against women
Malay
Keganasan terhadap wanita
Category of Word
Human Rights
Violence against women and girls (VAWG)
Malay
Keganasan terhadap wanita dan kanak-kanak perempuan (VAWG)
Category of Word
UN Gender Group Terms
Viral diseases
Malay
penyakit virus
Category of Word
Diseases
Virgin Islanders
Malay
Penduduk Kepulauan Virgin
Category of Word
Population groups
Visas
Malay
Visa
Category of Word
Immigration law
Visitors
Malay
Pelawat
Category of Word
Immigration law
Visual Arts
Malay
seni visual
Category of Word
Arts
Vocational centres
Malay
pusat vokasional
Category of Word
Education and language
Vocational education and training
Malay
pendidikan dan latihan vokasional
Category of Word
Education and language
Vocational guidance
Malay
bimbingan vokasional
Category of Word
Education and language
Vocational training
Malay
latihan vokasional
Category of Word
Education and language
Voluntary contributions
Malay
Sumbangan sukarela
Category of Word
Refugee assistance
Voluntary departure programmes
Malay
program berlepas secara sukarela
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Voluntary re-availment of protection
Malay
Perolehan semula perlindungan secara sukarela
Category of Word
Protection
Voluntary repatiration
Malay
kepulangan secara sukarela
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Voluntary repatriation
Malay
Pemulangan semula ke negara asal secara sukarela
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Voluntary repatriation
Malay
penghantaran pulang secara rela
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Voluntary repatriation programmes
Malay
Program pemulangan semula ke negara asal secara sukarela
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
Voluntary repatriation programmes
Malay
program penghantaran balik secara sukarela
Category of Word
Durable Solutions
volunteers
Malay
sukarelawan
Category of Word
Labour and employment
Vouchers
Malay
Baucar
Category of Word
Emergency relief
vulnerable
Malay
rentan
Category of Word
Population groups
Vulnerable groups
Malay
kumpulan terdedah
Category of Word
Population groups
Vulnerable groups
Malay
Kumpulan rentan
Category of Word
Population groups
vulnerable population
Malay
golongan rentan
Category of Word
Population groups