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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Malay Archipelago.
  • n. A subfamily of Austronesian that includes Malay, Tagalog, and the languages of Indonesia.
  • n. A dialect of Malay that is the official language of Indonesia. Also called Bahasa Indonesia.
  • adj. Of or relating to Indonesia, the Indonesians, or their languages or cultures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Referring to Indonesia, its people, or the Indonesian language.
  • n. Person living in or coming from Indonesia.
  • proper n. The common language spoken in Indonesia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Indonesia or Indonesians.
  • n. A member of a race forming the chief pre-Malay population of the Malay Archipelago, and probably sprung from a mixture of Polynesian and Mongoloid immigrants. According to Keane, the autochthonous Negritos were largely expelled by the Caucasian Polynesians, themselves followed by Mongoloid peoples of Indo-Chinese affinities, from mixture with whom sprang the Indonesian race.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or from the East Indian islands.
  • Of or pertaining to a supposed aboriginal race of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling Europeans in general appearance and believed by some authors to be related to them.
  • n. An individual belonging to the Indonesian race.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
  • n. the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Indonesia or its people or languages

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