Minangkabau Submitted Place Names

Minangkabau names are used on the island of Sumatra, a part of Indonesia.
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BUKIKTINGGI (Settlement) Minangkabau
Minangkabau variant of BUKITTINGGI.
BUKITTINGGI (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau
Means "tall hill", from Indonesian bukit "hill" and tinggi "high, tall". This is the name of a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, English, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Malay, Romanian, Swedish
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) "victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá) "done, made, accomplished". This is the name of the capital city of Indonesia.
JAPANG (Country) Minangkabau, Banjar
Minangkabau and Banjarese form of JAPAN.
SUMATERA (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Minangkabau, Balinese, Banjar
Indonesian variant of SUMATRA as well as the Malay, Minangkabau, Balinese, and Banjar form.
SURABAYA (Settlement) Javanese, Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been referring to a Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th-century)... [more]
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