Definition of kampong in English:

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kampong

Pronunciation: /kamˈpɒŋ/
/ˈkampɒŋ/
(also kampung /kamˈpʌŋ/ /ˈkampʌŋ/)

noun

A Malaysian enclosure or village.
Example sentences
  • ‘There's a great need to build health awareness in the villages and kampungs, and slowly this is happening,’ said Faud.
  • They could also have burned down an entire kampung if they couldn't find us.
  • There is no fence to separate it from the nearby kampung, and no proper external lighting.

Origin

Malay; compare with compound2.

Words that rhyme with kampong

crampon, tampon

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: kam|pong

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