mengapa

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay mengapa, from Proto-Malayic *mAŋ-apa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maŋ-apa, equivalent to meng- +‎ apa.

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Adverb[edit]

mengapa

  1. why (for what reason)

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meng- +‎ apa, from Proto-Malayic *mAŋ-apa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maŋ-apa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mengapa (Jawi spelling مڠاڤ‎)

  1. why (for what reason)
    • 773 AH, Hikayat Bayan Budiman:
      "معاڡا كامو كمارى دں ٮىدک ٮرٮاع ٮرساما ٮماں-ٮمٮمو؟…"‎‎
      “... Mengapa kau kemari dan tidak terbang bersama teman-temanmu?”
      Why have you returned, instead of flying with your peers?

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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: mengapa

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