kampung

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Malay kampung (village; community).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kampung (plural kampungs)

  1. (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore) A traditional Malay village.
    • 2015, Labodalih Sembiring, translating Eka Kurniawan, Man Tiger, Verso 2015, p. 107:
      Margio […] would go back to their kampong and look for gifts for her.
  2. (Singapore) A district or suburb where a former kampung stood.
    Kampong Tanah Merah.

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay kampung. According to Dempwolff, the Malay word is a derivation from Proto-Malayic *puŋ (to collect, gather).[1] Compare Minangkabau kampuang. Relationship to Khmer កំពង់ (kɑmpŭəng, port; landing-place) is considered coincidental.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkampʊŋ]
  • Hyphenation: kam‧pung

Noun[edit]

kampung (plural kampung-kampung, first-person possessive kampungku, second-person possessive kampungmu, third-person possessive kampungnya)

  1. hamlet, village
    Synonyms: desa, dusun
  2. suburb, especially suburb slum.
  3. the fourth-level administrative division, usually in rural area, below the kecamatan.
  4. community (an area where a particular ethnic group inhabits)
    Kampung CinaChinatown
    Kampung MelayuMalay Settlement

Adjective[edit]

kampung

  1. (possibly derogatory) low, vulgar, old-fashioned, unsophisticated.
    Synonyms: kolot, terbelakang
  2. (possibly derogatory) rural

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dempwolff (1937), 3:70.

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kampuŋ. According to Dempwolff, the Malay word is a derivation from Proto-Malayic *puŋ (to collect, gather).[1] Compare Minangkabau kampuang. Relationship to Khmer កំពង់ (kɑmpŭəng, port; landing-place) is considered coincidental.

References[edit]

  • Dempwolff (1937), 3:70.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kampung (Jawi spelling کامڤوڠ‎, plural kampung-kampung, informal 1st possessive kampungku, impolite 2nd possessive kampungmu, 3rd possessive kampungnya)

  1. village (a rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town)
    Kampung itu banyak tempat yang indah.
    That village has many beautiful places to see.
  2. community (an area where a particular ethnic group inhabits)
    Kampung CinaChinatown

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Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 甘榜 (gānbǎng)
  • Dutch: kampong
  • English: kampong / kampung
  • Indonesian: kampung

Adjective[edit]

kampung (Jawi spelling کامڤوڠ‎, plural kampung-kampung)

  1. (figuratively) low, vulgar, old-fashioned
  2. (figuratively) folk, homemade, local, popular
    kopi kampungfolk / traditional coffee

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Tausug[edit]

Noun[edit]

kampung

  1. kindred, relatives (not including parents, children, or siblings)
  1. ^ Dempwolff (1937), 3:70.