Definitions

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  • proper n. An ethnic group in the western part of the island of Java in Indonesia, numbering approximately 33 million.
  • proper n. The language of the Sundanese people. The language is also known as Basa Sunda.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Sundanese people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to the Sunda Islands (including that chain of the East Indian archipelago which extends from the Malay peninsula to Papua), or the natives or inhabitants. See II.
  • n. One of a section of the Malay race inhabiting Malacca, the Sunda Islands, and the Philippines.

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

  • n. the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands

Etymologies

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The word "Sunda" may originate from Sanskrit, in which case it may mean either "light" or "water".

Examples

  • Featuring hundreds of spoken phrases through mobile phone audio both in Bahasa Indonesia and local dialect (such as Sundanese

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  • The disks, which are done so that you can view menus and select chapters, are hand-lettered: 1. Sundanese Pencak Silat: Kembangan 2. Cikalong 3. Benjang, Harimau, Kari 4. Jawa Barat Kombinasi 5. Jagabaya 1 6. Jagabaya 2

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Bobbe Edmonds, a long-time student and teacher of silat, has put together a six-DVD collection of Sundanese silat, material gleaned from his trips to study at length with Bambang "Bam" Suwanda, at his school in Indonesia.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Time after time, his critics say, he has been absent from the diplomatic conversation, condemning the U.N. to irrelevance: he offered only a muted response to the ICC's decision in March to issue an arrest warrant for a sitting head of state, Sundanese President Omar al-Bashir; this summer, he barely raised his voice about civilian casualties in Sri Lanka, then he failed to produce results after a high-profile trip to Myanmar in July.

    Many Unhappy Returns

  • The lakeside specialty is grilled fish, accompanied by heaping platters of raw vegetables dipped in hand-ground chili sauce, all staples of West Java's Sundanese cuisine.

    Jakarta

  • 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)

    Indonesia

  • Dutch researcher, van Hogenhouck, published a report at the same time in which he classified these covered-gilled giant newts in the order of proper newts or tritons under the name of megatriton molucccanus and established that they were distributed throughout the Dutch-Sundanese islands of Jilolo, Morotai and Ceram; there was also a report by the French scientist Dr. Mignard who saw them as typical salamanders and concluded that they had originated in the

    The War with the Newts

  • Javanese 45\%, Sundanese 14\%, Madurese 7. 5\%, coastal Malays 7. 5\%, other 26\%

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Javanese 45\%, Sundanese 14\%, Madurese 7. 5\%, coastal Malays

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • The natives are Sundanese, except in the northern or Serang division, where they are Javanese.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

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