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From Sanskrit.

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  1. A literary and prose language based on Old Javanese with a large number of Sanskrit loanwords, and used on the islands of Java, Bali, and Lombok; or the script used in writing this language.
    • 2012, Adrian Vickers, Bali: A Paradise Created (2nd ed.), Tuttle 2012, p. 118:
      The theory that Balinese religion was a branch of Indian Hinduism led the society to believe that the literature of ancient Bali should be in the classical language of India, but in fact the Kawi language has absolutely no grammatical connection to Sanskrit.