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The territories on Peninsular Malaysia were first unified as the Malayan Union in 1946.
Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 31 August 1957.
Following the expedition of French navigator Jules Dumont d'Urville to Oceania in 1826, he later proposed the terms of "Malaysia", "Micronesia" and "Melanesia" to the Société de Géographie in 1831, distinguishing these Pacific cultures and island groups from the existing term "Polynesia".
The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics.
About half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese which also form the second largest community of Overseas Chinese in the world, Malaysian Indians, and indigenous peoples.
The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.
With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the 44th most populous country.
Dumont d'Urville described Malaysia as "an area commonly known as the East Indies".