[ jav-uh-neez, -nees, jah-vuh- ]
/ ˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və- /
of or relating to the island of Java, its people, or their language.
noun, plural Jav·a·nese.
a member of the native Malayan people of Java, especially of that branch of it in the central part of the island.
the Austronesian language of central Java.
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Words nearby Javanese
, Java black rot
, Java man
, Java Sea
, Java sparrow
, Java Trench
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How to use Javanese in a sentence
The Javanese looked anxiously at their white leader, standing like a statue, watching the human tide roll toward him.
The water of the Bludugs and the lake is used medicinally by the Javanese, and cattle drinking of the water are poisoned.
For the reasons stated above, the fossil Javanese mammals of Trinil have not been discussed.
The Javanese are the most numerous and civilized of the three peoples.
British Dictionary definitions for Javanese
of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
plural -nese a native or inhabitant of Java
a Malayo-Polynesian language of Central and Eastern Java
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