merdeka

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Indonesian

Etymology

From Sanskrit महर्द्धिक (maharddhika, prosperous) (compare Malay merdeka, Buginese ᨆᨑᨙᨉᨀ, Tagalog maharlika).

Adjective

merdeka

  1. independent

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Malay

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Etymology

From Sanskrit महर्द्धिक (maharddhika, prosperous) (compare Indonesian merdeka, Buginese ᨆᨑᨙᨉᨀ, Tagalog maharlika).

Pronunciation

Adjective

merdeka (Jawi spelling مرديک‎)

  1. free; the state of being liberated
    • 2005, A. Samad Said, A. Samad Said: Sebuah antologi puisi yang menghimpunkan karya-karya selama setengah abad [A. Samad Said: An anthology of poems assembled from works spanning half a century], Utusan Publications, Langsir Merdeka (Poem No. 119), page 394:
      Setiap fajar begitu dihayati ufuk merdeka; kebahagiaan yang wajib kita membinanya.
      Every hue of dawn is much appreciated by the horizon of freedom; happiness that is compulsory for all of us to build.
  2. independent (not dependent on others)

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