Indonesian
noun Date: 1850 1. a native or inhabitant of the Malay Archipelago 2. a. a native or inhabitant of the Republic of Indonesia b. the language based on Malay that is the national language of the Republic of Indonesia • Indonesian adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indonesian — 1850, from Indonesia, from Indo , comb. form of Gk. Indos India (see INDIA (Cf. India)) + nesos island (see CHERSONESE (Cf. Chersonese)). Formerly called Indian Archipelago or East Indies Islands (see INDIES (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Indonesian — /in deuh nee zheuhn, sheuhn, zee euhn, doh /, n. 1. a member of the ethnic group consisting of the natives of Indonesia, the Filipinos, and the Malays of Malaysia. 2. a member of a population supposed to have been resident in the Malay… …   Universalium

  • Indonesian — /ɪndəˈniʒən/ (say induh neezhuhn) noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Indonesia. 2. a member of the ethnic group consisting of the indigenous peoples of Indonesia, the Filipinos, and the Malays of Malaya. 3. a member of a people thought to have… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Indonesian — n. & adj. n. 1 a a native or national of Indonesia in SE Asia. b a person of Indonesian descent. 2 a member of the chief pre Malay population of the E. Indies. 3 a language of the group spoken in the E. Indies, esp. the official language of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indonesian — 1. adjective Referring to Indonesia, its people, or the Indonesian language. 2. noun a) Person living in or coming from Indonesia. b) The common language spoken in Indonesia …   Wiktionary

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