rakyat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Malay rakyat.

Noun[edit]

rakyat (plural rakyats)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) An ordinary citizen.
  2. (Malaysia) The people or citizens of a country, as a collective.

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay rakyat, from Classical Malay ra'yat (people), from Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

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Noun[edit]

rakyat (first-person possessive rakyatku, second-person possessive rakyatmu, third-person possessive rakyatnya)

  1. citizen, subject
  2. people, populace
  3. (archaic) troop
    Synonym: pasukan
  4. (archaic) subordinate
    Synonyms: anak buah, bawahan

Adjective[edit]

rakyat

  1. folk
    cerita rakyat IndonesiaIndonesian folk tales

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [raʔ.jat]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

rakyat (Jawi spelling رعيت‎, plural rakyat-rakyat, informal 1st possessive rakyatku, impolite 2nd possessive rakyatmu, 3rd possessive rakyatnya)

  1. citizen, subject

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: rakyat
  • English: rakyat

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