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Javanese

Syllabification: Jav·a·nese
Pronunciation: /ˌjävəˈnēz
 
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Definition of Javanese in English:

noun (plural same)

1A native or inhabitant of Java, or a person of Javanese descent.
Example sentences
  • In Natrabu restaurants, where a traditional atmosphere is preserved, most of the employees are Javanese, Sundanese or even Acehnese.
  • The Dutch colonized the Javanese for 300 years before they finally pointed their guns on Aceh in 1873.
  • He went to the 14 th-century Panataran Temple in Blitar, East Java but found little that could tell him more about gamelan, a musical instrument claimed to be indigenous to the Javanese.
2The Indonesian language of central Java.
Example sentences
  • A friend from high school even tried to be creative, writing a long message in three languages - Indonesian, Javanese and Sundanese.
  • His children all speak Javanese as well as Indonesian and work in shops.
  • Farida said she heard the kidnappers speaking Javanese, the dialect of most of Java Island where many TNI soldiers hail from.

adjective

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Relating to Java, its people, or their language.
Example sentences
  • Gembili in the Javanese language are small, round and black-skinned potatoes.
  • Although Hindu Bali did not convert to Islam, it was part of this archipelagic continuity because of its intimate connections with Java and Javanese culture.
  • A few years ago, when Soeharto was still in power, an ancient temple in Central Java was reportedly destroyed by a group of believers in Javanese mysticism, including some then Cabinet ministers.

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