desa

noun
variants: or less commonly dessa \ ˈdesə \
plural -s

Definition of desa

: a village community in Java, Bali, or Madura formerly relatively independent

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History and Etymology for desa

Javanese désa, from Sanskrit deśa place, country

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“Desa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desa. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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