Definition of wayang in English:

wayang

Line breaks: wa¦yang
Pronunciation: /ˈwɑːjaŋ
 
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noun

(In Indonesia and Malaysia) a theatrical performance employing puppets or human dancers.
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  • One of the significant breakthroughs Poedijono made is his use of English in his wayang (puppet show) performances.
  • At the end of the wayang, Twalen and Merdah advise that the ten elements of peace - earth, water, fire, wind, plants, animals, fish, birds, humans and God - must be cherished, nurtured and controlled.
  • Wayang is not something reserved to scholars or court people; every villager knows the wayang, uses its example to educate or chastise children, and has his or her own favourite character.

Origin

Javanese.

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