pulau

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Brunei Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Malay pulau.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pulaw/
  • Hyphenation: pu‧lau

Noun[edit]

pulau

  1. island (area of land surrounded by water)

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay pulau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Ilocano puro, Sundanese pulo, Tagalog pulo).

Noun[edit]

pulau (first-person possessive pulauku, second-person possessive pulaumu, third-person possessive pulaunya)

  1. island (area of land completely surrounded by water)

Derived terms[edit]

(Proper nouns):

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Indonesian pulau, Ilocano puro, Sundanese pulo, Tagalog pulo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pulau (Jawi spelling ڤولاو‎, plural pulau-pulau, informal 1st possessive pulauku, impolite 2nd possessive pulaumu, 3rd possessive pulaunya)

  1. island (area of land completely surrounded by water)
    Synonym: nusa

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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: pulau
  • Min Nan: 浮爐浮炉 (phû-lô͘)

Verb[edit]

pulau (Jawi spelling ڤولاو‎)

  1. to ostracise; to ignore
    Aqil dipulau oleh rakan sekelasnya.
    Aqil is being ostracised by his classmates.

Derived terms[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • palau (colloquial, nonstandard)

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