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Indonesian

Etymology

From Sanskrit महर्द्धिक (maharddhika, prosperous) (compare Buginese ᨆᨑᨙᨉᨀ Tagalog maharlika (warrior noble))

Adjective

merdeka

  1. independent

Synonyms


Malay

Etymology

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

Alternative forms

  • مرديک‏

Pronunciation

Adjective

merdeka (Jawi spelling مرديک)

  1. free
  2. independent

Derived terms

  • akhbar merdeka (news that is not affiliated with any political party)
  • hari Merdeka (Independence Day, a day when a nation is independent from another country's control)
  • kemerdekaan (the state of independence, freedom)
  • memerdekaan (to grant independence)
  • merdeka ayam (free to do anything one pleases, absolute freedom)
  • pemedekaan (liberation)

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • bergantung (to depend on someone)
  • hamba (slave, servant)