kakak

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kakak

  1. older brother/sister, older sibling
  2. older cousin
  3. term of address for a friend who is a bit older

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Kakak laki-laki" is used to mean "older brother".
  • "Kakak perempuan" is used to mean "older sister".

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kakaʔ (compare Indonesian kakak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaka, from Proto-Austronesian *kaka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kakak

  1. sister (older woman or girl having the same parents)
  2. sibling (older person who shares same parents) (rare)
  3. brother (older male sibling) (rare)
  4. term of address for a female acquaintance who is a bit older

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