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kampong

or cam·pong

[kahm-pawng, -pong, kahm-pawng, -pong]
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noun
  1. a small village or community of houses in Malay-speaking lands.

Origin of kampong

1835–45; < Malay kampung, kampong grouping or gathering together, especially a village; cf. compound2
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Examples from the Web for kampong

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Historical Examples

  • We go from kampong to kampong to find Massa, but no see him.

    Mark Seaworth

    William H.G. Kingston

  • There are suggestions of a perkara with a woman, in the kampong, of jealousy.

  • When we go out alone, we always stop and pay a visit to some of the Kampong houses.

    Letters of a Javanese Princess

    Raden Adjeng Kartini

  • They are beginning to grow vegetables on a large scale, even in the Kampong, around the Malay camp.

    Letters of a Javanese Princess

    Raden Adjeng Kartini

  • Next to it is the Kampong Perambat, from the casting net which its inhabitants use in fishing.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher


British Dictionary definitions for kampong

kampong

noun
  1. (in Malaysia) a village

Word Origin

C19: from Malay
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