bahasa

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Cia-Cia[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Indonesian bahasa, from Malay bahasa, from Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā, language).

Noun[edit]

bahasa (Hangul spelling 바하사)

  1. language

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Indonesian bahasa, eventually from Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baː.ɦaː.saː/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ha‧sa

Noun[edit]

bahasa n (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, Netherlands) Indonesian language.

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay bahasa, from Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈhasa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ha‧sa

Noun[edit]

bahasa (plural, first-person possessive bahasaku, second-person possessive bahasamu, third-person possessive bahasanya)

  1. language,
    1. (linguistics) a body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication.
      bahasa IndonesiaIndonesian language
    2. (computing) a computer language; a machine language.
  2. decorum, appropriate social behavior.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: bahasa
  • English: Bahasa (with Malay bahasa)

Further reading[edit]


Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bahasa (Jawi spelling بهاس‎, plural bahasa-bahasa, informal 1st possessive bahasaku, impolite 2nd possessive bahasamu, 3rd possessive bahasanya)

  1. language (system of communication using words or symbols)
    bahasa MelayuMalay (language)

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