Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Java or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Java, especially a member of the Javanese-speaking majority population.
  • n. The Austronesian language of the principal ethnic group of Java.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person belonging to the native Malayan people of the island of Java.
  • n. A domestic cat breed.
  • n. A cat of this breed.
  • proper n. A language spoken in Java.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Java, or to the people of Java.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the island of Java.
  • n. singular or plural A native or natives of Java.
  • n. The language of Java, of the Malayan family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Java
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language
  • n. the Indonesian language spoken on Java

Etymologies

Java 1 + -nese (as in Japanese).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Java +‎ -ese. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How he had worked the paddy fields and lived as a Javanese, which is almost the same as living as a Malay.

    King Rat

  • She thought the Javanese were the politest people of all.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs

  • The Javanese are a very docile, amiable, and intelligent people; they are faithful and honest servants, and are brave and trustworthy in danger, when they can trust to their leaders.

    Mark Seaworth

  • But regardless, circa 75\% of West Malaysian Austronesians are migrants from the Island of Java (Batavia), thus should be called Javanese instead of 'malay'.

    shanghai fish

  • Long pepper (Piper longum) is also known as Javanese Long Pepper, Indian Long Pepper or Indonesian Long Pepper, as well as Tabiabun in Indonesian.

    Morsels & Musings

  • Malaccensis, "or" Malay apple tree "of the myrtle bloom order; others, again, say that the Javanese were the first to colonize the place about the year 1160 of our time, and that they gave it the name" Malaka, "which in that language means" an exile, "in memory of one" Paramisura "who came there as a fugitive from the kingdom of Palembang.

    Prisoners Their Own Warders A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825

  • In the North Gallery, art historian Ben Divall joins the eponymous owner of the Jonathan Hope collection in curating this show, exploring "the centuries-long trade and interaction between Indian textile and Javanese batik designs," with some swooningly beautiful hangings luxuriously displayed.

    An Explosion of Visual Arts

  • Four years ago, Hunter Thompson, a Canadian businessman, donated his collection of ancient Javanese gold artifacts to Yale for its newly created department of Indo-Pacific art.

    Don't Miss: April 30-May 6

  • The Spiced Life: Grilled Javanese Chicken skip to main | skip to sidebar

    Grilled Javanese Chicken

  • Anyway, this Javanese Grilled Chicken, taken from James Oseland's Cradle Of Flavor, relies on an unusual process to end up with what has got to be one of the tastiest and most gorgeously lacquered grilled (well, broiled) chicken breasts I have ever managed.

    Grilled Javanese Chicken

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