Definition of Indonesian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.

Group relationships: Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic Of Indonesia
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic
Specialized synonyms: Sumatran, Papuan, Javan, Javanese

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Indonesia or its people or languages.
Partainyms: Indonesia
Derivative terms: Indonesia

3. Noun. The dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia.
Exact synonyms: Bahasa, Bahasa Indonesia
Generic synonyms: Malay
Specialized synonyms: Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese

Definition of Indonesian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Indonesia or Indonesians.

2. 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.

Definition of Indonesian

1. Adjective. Referring to Indonesia, its people, or the Indonesian language. ¹

2. Noun. Person living in or coming from Indonesia. ¹

3. Proper noun. The common language spoken in Indonesia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indonesian

Indochinese peninsula
Indonesian Borneo
Indonesian Sign Language
Indonesian monetary unit
Indri brevicaudatus
Indri indri

Literary usage of Indonesian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by R. A. Donkin (1998)
"indonesian: Dravidian mutt it and ... in the indonesian subgroup of the ... and 'carat' in indonesian) and mutya ('amulet' and 'beloved' in Tagalog, ..."

2. Sissano: Movements of Migration Within and Through Melanesia by William Churchill (1916)
"We regard the persistence of Polynesian in indonesian as differently conditioned from the recognizable presence of the same element in Melanesia. ..."

3. Rest Days: A Study in Early Law and Morality by Hutton Webster (1916)
"Though our knowledge of Bornean ethnography is still very imperfect, there seems to be no doubt that the present indonesian inhabitants are descended from ..."

4. International Migration in Asia: Trends and Policies by Oecd (2001)
"Unfortunately, the majority of new entrants to the indonesian labour force ... As has been mentioned earlier, on average indonesian workers have only just ..."

5. Migration and the Labour Market in Asia: Recent Trends and Policies by Nihon Rōdō Kyōkai (2003)
"Helped by government policy to increase domestic consumption and to reform taxation and tariffs, it is predicted that indonesian economic growth will reach ..."

6. Celebration Legal Essays: To Mark the Twenty-fifth Year of Service of John H by John Henry Wigmore (1919)
"... 1895-1901; and has been professor of Colonial Law at the University of Leyden since 1901. He has written a treatise on indonesian Customary Law ("Het ..."

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