Ja·​va·​nese | \ ˌja-və-ˈnēz How to pronounce Javanese (audio) , ˌjä-, -ˈnēs How to pronounce Javanese (audio) \
plural Javanese

Definition of Javanese

1 : a member of an Indonesian people inhabiting the island of Java
2 : an Austronesian language of the Javanese people

Other Words from Javanese

Javanese adjective

First Known Use of Javanese

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Javanese

Java + -nese (as in Japanese)

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“Javanese.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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