(in Malaysia) fish used esp in names of cooked dishesassam ikan

Word Origin for ikan

from Malay
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Examples from the Web for ikan

Historical Examples of ikan

  • Ikan, Ikan,” said Mr Ebony, shaking something in the bottom of the canoe.

    Nat the Naturalist

    G. Manville Fenn

  • After again crossing the Ikan stream we arrived at dusun Simpang.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • Ikan, store room supported by stone pillars; from ikarpoq, it stretches from one support to another.

  • Baha certifies the Koran times without number in the "Ikan."

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • He did this after a journey to far-away Ikan, where he met the king's uncle, Sato-Koto, and agreed upon common action.