of or relating to the island of Java, its people, or their language.
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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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 Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
The water of the Bludugs and the lake is used medicinally by the Javanese, and cattle drinking of the water are poisoned.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
For the reasons stated above, the fossil Javanese mammals of Trinil have not been discussed.Prehistoric Man | W. L. H. Duckworth
The Javanese are the most numerous and civilized of the three peoples.
The Madurese is as tall as the Javanese, and as stout as the Sundanese.
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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