[kahm-pawng, -pong, kahm-pawng, -pong]
- a small village or community of houses in Malay-speaking lands.
Origin of kampong
1835–45; < Malay kampung, kampong grouping or gathering together, especially a village; cf. compound2
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Examples from the Web for kampong
And so I laughed again when I heard of a small outbreak in Kampong Raja.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
We go from kampong to kampong to find Massa, but no see him.Mark Seaworth
William H.G. Kingston
There are suggestions of a perkara with a woman, in the kampong, of jealousy.Old People and the Things That Pass
When we go out alone, we always stop and pay a visit to some of the Kampong houses.
They are beginning to grow vegetables on a large scale, even in the Kampong, around the Malay camp.
Next to it is the Kampong Perambat, from the casting net which its inhabitants use in fishing.British Borneo
W. H. Treacher
- (in Malaysia) a village
C19: from Malay