[pah-lem-bahng] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for palembang

Historical Examples of palembang

  • They are received by the natives of the district (Palembang) and made rajas.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell

  • He says that they come from Palembang and Menangcaboo, and he calls them Pithecomorphi.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • The Resident of Palembang has under him a country as large as the whole of Java.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field

  • The people of Palembang are Malays and Chinese, thousands of whom live on rafts.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field

  • They get some silk from Palembang, and rear a little themselves.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

British Dictionary definitions for palembang


  1. a port in W Indonesia, in S Sumatra; oil refineries; university (1955). Pop: 1 451 419 (2000)
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