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(ˈkæmpɒŋ; kæmˈpɒŋ)
(in Malaysia) a village
[C19: from Malay]


or cam•pong

(ˈkɑm pɔŋ, -pɒŋ, kɑmˈpɔŋ, -ˈpɒŋ)

a small village or community of houses in Malay-speaking lands.
[1835–45; < Malay]
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Noun1.kampong - a native village in Malaysiakampong - a native village in Malaysia  
village, hamlet - a settlement smaller than a town
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In Rompin 2,595 victims from 23 kampungs have been placed in six FRCs," the spokesman told Malaysia's (Bernama) News Agency.
He said in Pekan, six kampungs were inundated forcing 341 people to move to FRCs.
The method of this study is ethnographic: five of the affected kampungs were observed from 2004 to 2008 though most intensively during 2006 and 2007.
Surabaya accordingly became a city of kampungs and, on most accounts, of social collapse.
The key informants came from various sectors of the three kampungs, including the Ketua Anak Negeri (native chiefs), school teachers, religious leaders, health practitioners, farmers, fishermen, market vendors, musicians, craft specialists (e.
The four male students were assigned to Kampung Pantai Emas while the female students were further divided into two groups--one for Kampung Dudar Laut and one for Kampung Taun Gusi.
In the kampungs [indigenous neighborhoods, built in styles of vernacular architecture, the home of the working classes and the location also of squatter settlements] the proliferation of radios, cassette players, television sets, and motorcycles suggested a general increase in prosperity (p.
In their gated suburbs the new elites kept their distance from the masses of their compatriots in the indigenous kampungs just as certainly as the Dutch had segregated themselves into enclaves separate from the Chinese and Indonesians.
His own historical reconstruction also reveals the relative newness of the kampungs studied, as products of the sedentarization and centralization of a once-mobile population under the colonially strengthened sultanate in Alor Star.
The findings are presented through a comparison of two kampungs, one within, and the other outside, the Muda area, and each with rather different histories, hinterlands and degrees of economic self-sufficiency.
Last year, Professor Halim co-edited with another former Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Professor Abdul Rashid Abdullah, a research volume on the socio-economic conditions in 14 coastal kampungs in western Sarawak, Masyarakat Pesisir Sarawak Barat Dco,a (2006, Program Nusantara, Institut Pengajian Asia Timur, UNIMAS).
In those days, there was greater bonding and people usually sought the advice of the kampung elders to resolve disputes.