pontianak

[ pon-tee-ah-nahk ]

Origin of pontianak

1
First recorded in 1910–15; originally, jelutong from the region around Pontianak

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Other definitions for Pontianak (2 of 2)

Pontianak
[ pon-tee-ah-nahk ]

noun
  1. a seaport on W Kalimantan (Borneo), in central Indonesia.

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British Dictionary definitions for pontianak (1 of 2)

pontianak

/ (ˌpɒntɪˈɑːnæk) /


noun
  1. (in Malay folklore) a female vampire; the ghost of a woman who has died in childbirth

Origin of pontianak

1
from Malay

British Dictionary definitions for Pontianak (2 of 2)

Pontianak

/ (ˌpɒntɪˈɑːnæk) /


noun
  1. a port in Indonesia, on W coast of Borneo almost exactly on the equator. Pop: 464 534 (2000)

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