variants: or less commonly cajan \ ˈkäjən , ˌjän \ or cajang \ -​ˌjäŋ \
plural -s

Definition of cadjan

1 : interwoven coco-palm leaves for thatching
2 : a strip of fan-palm leaf (as of the talipot) used as writing material also : a document written on a palm leaf

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First Known Use of cadjan

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cadjan

Malay kajan

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“Cadjan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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