Usage Afrikaans, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Macedonian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik
Scripts Ճավա(Armenian) ჯავა(Georgian) जावा(Hindi) Јава(Macedonian, Serbian) Ҷава(Tajik)
Pronounced Pron. CHAH-vah(Eastern Armenian) JAH-vah(Western Armenian, Hindi) YA-va(Dutch, German) JAH-və(English) ZHA-VA(French) JAH-VAH(Georgian) KHA-ba(Spanish) [key · IPA]
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 2/25/2020
From Indonesian Jawa which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa) meaning "island of barley", Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)", or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant". This is the name of an island in Indonesia.