- Romanization of .
- Antoinette Schapper, The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1 (2014), p. 165
- third-person singular present indicative form of desar
- second-person singular imperative form of desar
- rural area
- Desa was sixth-level administrative division in Java, Dutch East Indies, which was replaced by Japanese 區, 区 (ku) during Japanese occupation.
- Desa is used for denoting rural fourth-level administrative division in Indonesia, which is a continuation from previous Dutch and Japanese administration division.
- Due to special status of Yogyakarta, rural fourth-level division is called kalurahan, an unadapted borrowing, which is known as desa (literally “village”) in other part of Indonesia, while the urbanized one kept the adapted spelling of kelurahan.
- “desa” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
From Proto-Baltic *deš-, from Proto-Indo-European *deḱ- (“to cut, to sever, to split into fibers”). A minority opinion derives desa from a different stem *deḱ- (“to remove, to take out”). Cognates include Lithuanian dešrà, dialectal dešerà, Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌲𐌻 (tagl, “hair”), Old Norse tagl (“horsehair”), Old High German zagal (“tail, rod”), Old English tægl (“tail”), English tail, Sanskrit देशा (deśā, “fringe of cloth; lamp wick”).
desa f (4th declension)
- sausage (meat product made of ground meat and seasonings stuffed into an animal's intestine or some similar cylindrical material)
- ^ Salmon Claudine. Malay (and Javanese) Loan-words in Chinese as a Mirror of Cultural Exchanges. In: Archipel, volume 78, 2009. pp. 181-208
- “desa” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
|Case \ Number||Singular||Plural|
|Instrumental (third)||desena||desehi or desebhi|
|Dative (fourth)||desassa or desāya or desatthaṃ||desānaṃ|
|Ablative (fifth)||desasmā or desamhā or desā||desehi or desebhi|
|Locative (seventh)||desasmiṃ or desamhi or dese||desesu|