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Javanese

[jav-uh-neez, -nees, jah-vuh-] /ˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the island of Java, its people, or their language.
noun, plural Javanese.
2.
a member of the native Malayan people of Java, especially of that branch of it in the central part of the island.
3.
the Austronesian language of central Java.
Origin of Javanese
1695-1705
1695-1705; Javan (Jav(a) + -an) + -ese
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Examples from the Web for Javanese
Historical Examples
  • They carry the Dutch flag, are commanded by Arabs, and manned by Javanese.

  • The spelling of the Javanese names and words has been a matter of some difficulty.

    A Visit to Java W. Basil Worsfold
  • Rice culture is the natural pursuit of the Javanese or Sundanese native.

    A Visit to Java W. Basil Worsfold
  • Two forms of modern Javanese are employed in everyday speech.

    A Visit to Java W. Basil Worsfold
  • Everywhere, the male Javanese carry the kris or native knife in the girdle.

    Across the Equator Thomas H. Reid
  • A Javanese bride is all flame as far as her dress is concerned.

  • Horsfield states that the Javanese use it as a tonic and antiperiodic.

  • The Javanese are likewise plagued with ants, and all sorts of creeping things.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • I heard a story of a Javanese who was condemned to be torn in pieces by tigers.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • My chief purpose in going to Java was to get a Javanese waterwheel.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for Javanese

Javanese

/ˌdʒɑːvəˈniːz/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
noun
2.
(pl) -nese. a native or inhabitant of Java
3.
a Malayo-Polynesian language of Central and Eastern Java
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