Definition of Minangkabau in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmēnaNGkəˈbou/


An Indonesian language spoken by more than 6 million people in Sumatra and elsewhere.
Example sentences
  • Their native language, Minangkabau, is distinct, yet related to the language of the Malay and similar to Indonesian.
  • Within the context of the study of Austronesian language studies Minangkabau is reasonably well described, although all major works are in Dutch.


Malay and Indonesian.

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Syllabification: Mi·nang·ka·bau

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