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Javanese

[ jav-uh-neez, -nees, jah-vuh- ]
/ ˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və- /
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adjective

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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Origin of Javanese

1695–1705; Javan (Jav(a) + -an) + -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for Javanese

Javanese
/ (ˌdʒɑːvəˈniːz) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language

noun

plural -nese a native or inhabitant of Java
a Malayo-Polynesian language of Central and Eastern Java
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