benua

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay benua, from Proto-Malayic *banua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua, from Proto-Austronesian *banua.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bəˈnua̯]
  • Hyphenation: bê‧nua

Noun[edit]

bênua (plural, first-person possessive benuaku, second-person possessive benuamu, third-person possessive benuanya)

  1. (geography) continent
  2. (classic) land, country

Further reading[edit]


Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Kedukan Bukit inscription, 683AD. From Proto-Malayic *bAnua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua, from Proto-Austronesian *banua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

benua

  1. continent (each of main land-masses on earth's surface)
  2. (classic) land, country

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: benua