Definition of Sundanese in English:

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Sundanese

Pronunciation: /ˌsʌndəˈniːz/

noun (plural same)

1A member of a mainly Muslim people of western Java.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the Sundanese in rural West Java fervently consider themselves to be as Muslim as they are Sundanese.
  • In this paper, I explore Islam as it is practised by the Sundanese in the Priangan Mountains in central West Java.
  • Many of Indonesia's most famous pop stars are Sundanese.
2 [mass noun] The Indonesian language of the Sundanese, with around 25 million speakers.
Example sentences
  • They speak both their native tongue, Sundanese, and the Indonesian national language.
  • A friend from high school even tried to be creative, writing a long message in three languages - Indonesian, Javanese and Sundanese.
  • Most of them mix in words from other languages, like Sundanese, Javanese and the ever-present Betawi (sono in place of sana).

adjective

Relating to the Sundanese or their language.
Example sentences
  • Popular until the 1960s, all-male reog groups often collaborated with other traditional Sundanese musicians, with gongs and flutes often added to the ensemble.
  • Unfortunately, we couldn't find a suitable place in this lovely town famous for its delicious rice, as well as the tembang Cianjuran traditional Sundanese music.
  • Nurul, who likes Sundanese food and seafood and enjoys the works of John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon, is a Muslim, while her husband is a Catholic.

Origin

From Sundanese Sunda, the western part of Java, + -ese.

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