Definitions for javaneseˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jav•a•neseˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-nese

  1. (n.)a member of an Indonesian people mainly of the central and E parts of Java.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Austronesian language of this people.

    Category: Peoples

  3. any native or inhabitant of Java.

    Category: Peoples

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Java, the Javanese, or their language.

    Category: Peoples

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Javanese, Javan(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Java

  2. Javanese(adj)

    the Indonesian language spoken on Java

  3. Javanese, Javan(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language

    "Javanese temples"; "Javanese dialects"


  1. Javanese(Noun)

    A person belonging to the native Malayan people of the island of Java.

  2. Javanese(Noun)

    A domestic cat breed.

  3. Javanese(Noun)

    A cat of this breed.

  4. Javanese(ProperNoun)

    A language spoken in Java.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Javanese(adj)

    of or pertaining to Java, or to the people of Java

  2. Javanese

    a native or natives of Java


  1. Javanese people

    The Javanese are an ethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. At approximately 100 million people, they form the largest ethnic group in Indonesia. They are predominantly located in the central to eastern parts of the island. There are also significant numbers of people of Javanese descent in most Provinces of Indonesia, Malaysia, Suriname, South Africa and the Netherlands. Ethnic Javanese has many sub-ethnic such as Mataram, Cirebonese, Osing, Tenggerese, Boyanese, Samin, Naganese, Banyumasan, etc. Today the majority of the Javanese people identify themselves as Muslims, with a minority identifying as Christians and Hindus, but because Javanese civilization has been influenced by more than a millennium of interactions between the native animism Kejawen and the Indian Hindu—Buddhist culture, the influence is still visible in Javanese history, culture, traditions and art forms.


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