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Noun1.pesantran - a Muslim school in Indonesia operated by religious leaders; produces young militants skilled in jihad
religious school - a school run by a religious body
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
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Half a dozen university students have spent almost a year at a ''pesantran'' Islamic religious boarding school near Banda Aceh where some of the orphans have been staying.