kampung

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kampung.

Noun[edit]

kampung (plural kampungs)

  1. Alternative spelling of kampong

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kampung.

Noun[edit]

kampung

  1. hamlet (a rural habitation with a smaller size than hamlet)

Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The basic meaning is “grouping” or “gathering together”, as seen in its derivatives. Compare Khmer កំពែង (kâmpêng, fortress wall, rampart; fence, stone wall; fortress, fortification; precinct, enclosure), which is from Old Khmer kaṃveṅ (enclosing wall, rampart), as well as Khmer កំពង់ (kâmpông, port, landing; river town; waterfront), which is from Old Khmer kaṃvaṅ (shelving ground: shallow place (in a river), shoal; beach, bank, shore; crossing place, ford; landing place, landing, wharf; river port; that which rises or is high; one who is tall or big-bellied). Also compare Thai กำแพง (gam-pɛɛng, wall (surrounding a town, a temple)), Lao ກຳແພງ (kam phǣng, wall of a city, rampart).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kampung (Jawi spelling کامڤوڠ, plural kampung-kampung)

  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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Adjective[edit]

kampung (Jawi spelling کامڤوڠ)

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