Definition of kampong
: a hamlet or village in a Malay-speaking country
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Pangkor's east coast is spangled by stilt houses in old-fashioned kampong villages, where fishing and boat-building are still the main occupations.
The kampong has long since disappeared, and the coast has changed beyond recognition.
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Origin and Etymology of kampong
First Known Use: 1844See Words from the same year
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