Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
  2. (noun, person) a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
  3. (adj, pert) of or relating to or characteristic of Indonesia or its people or languages

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Synonyms of Indonesian

bahasa, bahasa indonesia

Alternate forms of Indonesian

Derivations: indonesia

Hyponyms: balinese, javan, javanese, papuan, sumatran, sundanese

Hypernyms: asian, asiatic, malay

Origin of the word Indonesian

  1. 1850, from Indonesia, from Indo-, comb. form of Gk. Indos "India" + nesos "island." Formerly called Indian Archipelago or East Indies Islands (see Indies). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Indonesian

indian ocean, indian senna, intension, intuitionism

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