Type Political Subdivision
Usage Indonesian, Banjar, Buginese, Malay, Minangkabau, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog
Scripts اچيه(Malay Jawi)
Other Forms FormsAcheh, Atjeh, Achin
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Meaning & History
From Acehnese Acèh, which is of uncertain meaning. A popular backronym states that it is derived from Indonesian Arab, Cina, Eropa, Hindia meaning "Arab, China, Europe, Indies" referring to the groups and regions that have historically influenced the people of Aceh. This is the name of a region in Indonesia on the northern tip of Sumatra.