Words of Indonesian / Malay Origin in The American Heritage Dictionary

I. CLOTH

  1. Batik
  2. Ikat
  3. Gingham Ginggang
  4. Ramie Rami
  5. Sarong Sarung

II. ANIMALS

  1. Babirusa
  2. Bantam — chicken from Banten, West Java
  3. Binturong — bearcat
  4. Carabao Kerbau
  5. Cassowary Kasuari
  6. Cockatoo, Cockatiel Kakatua, Kakak Tua
  7. Cootie Kutu
  8. Dugong Duyong
  9. Gecko Javanese: Gekok
  10. Gourami fish Gurami
  11. Java Sparrow
  12. Komodo Dragon — from Komodo Island
  13. Linsang
  14. Lory, Lorikeet Lori
  15. Manucode bird Manuk Dewata = “Bird of the gods”
  16. Muntjac Deer Menjangan
  17. Orangutan Orang Hutan
  18. Pangolin Pengguling
  19. Siamang
  20. Teledu
  21. Tokay Lizard Tokeh

III. PLANTS & FOOD

  1. Agar
  2. Bamboo Bambu
  3. Bilimbi Fruit Belimbing
  4. Cajuput Tree Kayuputih
  5. Caladium Keladi
  6. Camphor Kapur
  7. Cananga Flower Kananga
  8. Casuarina Tree
  9. Catjang Kacang
  10. Cutch, Catechu Kacu
  11. Dammar Resin Damar
  12. Durian
  13. Gambier Tree Gambir
  14. Gutta-Percha Getah Perca
  15. Java Fig Tree
  16. Java Willow
  17. Kapok Tree
  18. Ketchup Kecap
  19. Mango Mangga
  20. Mangosteen Manggis
  21. Moccha Java — a blend of coffees from Java & Al-Mukha, Arabia
  22. Nipa Palm Nipah
  23. Pandanus Tree Pandan
  24. Paddy Padi
  25. Pinang Nut
  26. Rambutan Fruit
  27. Rattan Rotan
  28. Sago Palm Sagu
  29. Sambal — chilli paste
  30. Sappanwood Sapang
  31. Satay Sate
  32. Tea Teh
  33. Trepang — dried sea cucumber
  34. Upas — resin

IV. MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Amuck Amok
  2. Boogieman Bugis
  3. Catty Kati — weight
  4. Chanting Canting — batik tool
  5. Cheroot cigar
  6. Compound Kampung — village
  7. Godown Gudang
  8. Gong
  9. Java Man
  10. Java Sea
  11. Junk Jong — boat (Javanese)
  12. Kris — dagger
  13. Lahar — volcanic flow
  14. Launch Lanca — boat
  15. Macassar Oil, Anti-Macassar — cloth from Makasar, Sulawesi Island
  16. Mandarin Menteri
  17. Palanquin Palanki
  18. Pantoum Pantun — quatrain
  19. Parang — dagger
  20. Picul Pikul — weight
  21. Proa Prau — boat
  22. Ringgit — coins
  23. Sampan
  24. Sjambok Cambok — whip
  25. Tael Tahil — weight
  26. Tincal Tingkal — weight
  27. Tombac Tembaga — alloy

Compiled by R. North, Seattle, www.GamelanNorthwest.com

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