Strait o Malacca

Coordinates: 4°N 100°E / 4°N 100°E / 4; 100 (Strait o Malacca) The Strait o Malacca (Malay/Indonesian: Selat Melaka/Malaka; Jawi: سلت ملاک) or Straits o Malacca is a narrae, 805 km (500 mi) stretch o watter atween the Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Malaysie) an the Indonesie island o Sumatra. It is named efter the Malacca Sultanate that ruled ower the airchipelago atween 1400 an 1511.

The Strait o Malacca connects the Paceefic Ocean tae the east wi the Indian Ocean tae the wast.