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Indonesian

[ in-duh-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn, -zee-uhn, -doh- ]

noun

  1. a member of the ethnic group consisting of the natives of Indonesia, the Filipinos, and the Malays of Malaysia.
  2. a member of a population supposed to have been resident in the Malay Archipelago before the Malays, and believed to constitute one element of the present mixed population of Malaysia and perhaps Polynesia.
  3. Official_name Bahasa Indonesia. an Indonesian language that is based on the form of Malay spoken in Java and has the status of official language in the Republic of Indonesia.
  4. the westernmost branch of the Austronesian family of languages, including Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog, and Malagasy.


adjective

  1. of or relating to the Malay Archipelago.
  2. of or relating to Indonesia, the Indonesians, or their languages.

Indonesian

/ ˌɪndəʊˈniːzɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Indonesia, its people, or their language


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
  2. another name for Bahasa Indonesia
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Other Words From

  • an·ti-In·do·ne·sian adjective noun
  • pro-In·do·ne·sian adjective noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Indonesian1

First recorded in 1840–50; Indonesi(a) + -an
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Example Sentences

SiCepat is one of several Indonesian startups that have raised funding recently to make the supply chain and logistics infrastructure more efficient.

Her Indonesian grandmother made the fried-rice dish a childhood staple, but Lee’s version comes from a culinary research trip to the Javanese city of Yogyakarta.

Once Indonesian authorities approve Sinovac’s vaccine, vaccinations will start immediately, likely later this month.

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In December, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the country would have 3 million CoronaVac doses by January 2021, and that it would receive supplies to locally produce 45 million more doses.

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A sign on the wall shows the conversion rate between Indonesian rupiah and various goods and services.

Indeed, Lion Air, with 45 percent of the domestic Indonesian airline market, has swallowed the Fernandes formula whole.

There is a larger reason, beyond the airlines themselves, why Lion Air and 61 other Indonesian airlines are on this black list.

Two Indonesian airlines, Garuda and Lion Air, have seen Fernandes eat their lunch and are only now responding.

AirAsia Indonesia, which operated Flight 8501, is the Indonesian subsidiary of AirAsia, which is based in Malaysia.

They castigated the captain, a 48-year-old Indonesian, and his rookie copilot, a 24-year-old Indian.

Then the Malays came down from the north and added to the Indonesian mixture a strong Mongolian element.

In fact, one meets a great number that seem to come up to the Indonesian standard of Keane.

Montano also recognizes these two elements which, however, he more correctly calls Indonesian and Malay.

Big O'Ryan took the first set six games to three on a single service break against the Indonesian champion.

O'Ryan played like a blind man and the Indonesian ran it out with the loss of exactly one point per game.

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