kerajaan

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Brunei Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ke- +‎ raja +‎ -an. Either cognate with or derived from Malay kerajaan

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kə.ra.d͡ʒa.ʔan/
  • (contraction) IPA(key): /kra.d͡ʒa.ʔan/

Noun[edit]

kerajaan

  1. government of a country or state

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kerajaan as ke- +‎ raja +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kərad͡ʒaan/
  • Hyphenation: kêrajaan

Noun[edit]

kêrajaan (plural kerajaan-kerajaan, first-person possessive kerajaanku, second-person possessive kerajaanmu, third-person possessive kerajaannya)

  1. kingdom
  2. rajahnate
  3. (classic) kingship
  4. (biology, taxonomy) kingdom

Synonyms[edit]

  • (nation having as supreme ruler) monarki

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kêrajaan

  1. (classic) to become a king
    Jika ia kerajaan, tiada akan sempurna negeri ini.If he becomes a king, this nation will never be perfect.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ke- +‎ raja +‎ -an

Noun[edit]

kerajaan

  1. (Brunei, Malaysia) government (an organisation which has the power to enact and legislate laws within its area of jurisdiction)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Indonesia and Singapore tends to use pemerintah instead in this sense, which has no monarchic connotations.