or cam·pong

[ kahm-pawng, -pong, kahm-pawng, -pong ]
/ ˈkɑm pɔŋ, -pɒŋ, kɑmˈpɔŋ, -ˈpɒŋ /


a small village or community of houses in Malay-speaking lands.


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Origin of kampong

1835–45; < Malay kampung, kampong grouping or gathering together, especially a village; cf. compound2
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British Dictionary definitions for kampong

/ (ˈkæmpɒŋ, kæmˈpɒŋ) /


(in Malaysia) a village

Word Origin for kampong

C19: from Malay
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