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pontianak

[ pon-tee-ah-nahk ]
/ ˌpɒn tiˈɑ nɑk /
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noun
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Origin of pontianak

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

Other definitions for pontianak (2 of 2)

Pontianak
[ pon-tee-ah-nahk ]
/ ˌpɒn tiˈɑ nɑk /

noun
a seaport on W Kalimantan (Borneo), in central Indonesia.
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British Dictionary definitions for pontianak (1 of 2)

pontianak
/ (ˌpɒntɪˈɑːnæk) /

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

Word Origin for pontianak

from Malay

British Dictionary definitions for pontianak (2 of 2)

Pontianak
/ (ˌpɒntɪˈɑːnæk) /

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