Usage Malay, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Scripts بروني(Malay Jawi) ბრუნეი(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. BROO-nay(Catalan, Finnish) broo-NIE(English) BRUY-NAY(French) BROO-NEH-EE(Georgian) broo-NEH-ee(Polish) [key · IPA]
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/7/2017
Probably derived from Borneo, the name of an island, which in turn is most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (váruṇa) meaning "ocean, water". A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan. This is the name of a country in Southeast Asia.