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]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay rakyat, from Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. citizen, subject
  2. people, populace

Adjective[edit]

rakyat (plural rakyat-rakyat)

  1. folk
    cerita rakyat IndonesiaIndoensian folk tales

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. citizen, subject