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 (jăv′ə-nēz′, -nēs′, jä′və-)
Of or relating to Java or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Javanese
1. A native or inhabitant of Java, especially a member of the Javanese-speaking majority population.
2. The Austronesian language of the principal ethnic group of Java.

[Java1 + -nese (as in Japanese).]


1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
npl -nese
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Java
5. (Languages) a Malayo-Polynesian language of Central and Eastern Java


(ˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və-)

n., pl. -nese,
adj. n.
1. a member of an Indonesian people mainly of the central and E parts of Java.
2. the Austronesian language of this people.
3. any native or inhabitant of Java.
4. of or pertaining to Java, the Javanese, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Javanese - a native or inhabitant of JavaJavanese - a native or inhabitant of Java  
Java - an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
2.Javanese - the Indonesian language spoken on Java
Bahasa, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian - the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
Adj.1.Javanese - of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language; "Javanese temples"; "Javanese dialects"


A. ADJjavanés
B. N (Javanese (pl)) → javanés/esa m/f


adj (also Javan)javanisch
Javaner(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Javanisch nt
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The book brings together nine country- or region-specific chapters along with an introduction by Rosemarijn Hoefte and Peter Meel that sketches a narrative of the distinct phases and unifying themes of the large-scale migration of Javanese people to other places, ranging from within Indonesia to the Caribbean, since the nineteenth century.
Javanese people jostle for the "Gunungan", a sacrifice in the shape of a mountain, during the Grebeg ritual as part of celebrations for Eid al-Adha at Kauman Great mosque yesterday in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
However, the orientation of the leadership characters shifted to the properties of natural objects in line with changes in the mindset of the Javanese people. Suratno (2006) argues that the shift in the application of the Hasthabrata teaching, which were once reserved only for the leaders or rulers, from the reference of gods to natural objects.
He went on to say that closely related is the philosophy of living side-by-side: 'Javanese people with their culture have to accept and live alongside non-Javanese people who bring their own culture.'
As she says, "Javanese arts have common features, they are not a property of one group, they belong to Javanese people" (Subanto 2002).
17 was the first one this year), Javanese people believe good and bad spirits roam the earth.
(12.) The principle of conflict avoidance requires Javanese people to avoid open confrontation in every situation; while the principle of respect requires the "observance in speech, demeanour of and behaviour of respect towards all those whose position in society demands it" (Magnis-Suseno 1997, p.