|Coordinates: 46°58′53″N 29°32′54″E / 46.98139°N 29.54833°E|
|Administrative territorial entity||Transnistria autonomous territorial unit|
|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Mălăiești (Romanian; Ukrainian: Малаєшти, Malayeshty, Russian: Малаешты, Malayeshty) is one of the larger communes in the Grigoriopol sub-district, in the disputed territory of Transnistria, internationally recognised as part of the Republic of Moldova. Its name is derived from Romanian "mălai", which means "millet or maize flour", with suffix -eşti. It is composed of two villages, Cernița (Черниця, Черница) and Mălăiești.
- Vladimir Beşleagă, Moldovan writer
- Boris Marian, journalist, from 2001 director of "Moldpres", the official press agency of Moldova