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  • proper n. An Indonesian ethnic group consisting of the descendants of the people living around Batavia (Jakarta) from around the 17th century.
  • proper n. The Betawi language, a Malay-based creole language spoken by the ethnic group
  • n. A member of this ethnic group.


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From Indonesian orang Betawi ("people of Batavia"), from Indonesian orang ("man”, “person") and Dutch Batavia


  • The best list I've found, which, although not their fault, isn't saying much, is ultratupai - Does anyone know exactly what the word "Betawi" means?


  • In upscale restaurants gado-gado Betawi is usually served in small portions as an appetizer or a side dish.

    Gado-Gado : Jakarta's Mixed-Vegetable Salad

  • Ondel-ondel is a large doll that is about ± 2.5 m with a diameter of ± 80 cm, made of woven bamboothat is displayed in celabrations by the Betawi people in Indonesia.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • David Hagerman for The Wall Street Journal Two other sweets at Kafe Betawi: cremas, made of cassava and palm sugar, and the rolled cookie sembrun, whose ingredients include coconut milk and sesame seeds.

    Street Food, Smart Setting

  • Ethnic groups: Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, other or unspecified 29.9% (2000 census)


  • The Setting Gado-gado Betawi is traditionally a street food, proffered from Jakarta's ubiquitous warungs

    The Dish: Gado-Gado

  • A number of Jakarta street foods that carry the Betawi suffix, including gado-gado Betawi and sup Betawi, a spicy beef soup made with coconut and milk, came from this subset of Indonesian people.

    The Dish: Gado-Gado

  • The Judgment The dressing of a first-class gado-gado Betawi must walk a fine flavor balance.

    The Dish: Gado-Gado

  • In Jakarta, where it's known as gado-gado Betawi, the dish is made with cooked vegetables and bean curd or tempeh

    The Dish: Gado-Gado

  • The Sources Kafe Betawi The version served at this pleasant cafe, one of a chain specializing in Betawi dishes, is lighter and less sweet than others, thanks to a sauce that incorporates cashews as well as peanuts.

    The Dish: Gado-Gado


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