Bandar Seri Begawan

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Type Settlement
Usage Malay, English
Scripts بندر سري بڬاوان(Malay Jawi)
Pronounced Pron. ban-dar-sə-ree-bə-GA-wan(Malay) bahn-dər-si-ree-bi-GOW-ən(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "town of the radiance of the gods" from Malay bandar meaning "town" (of Persian origin), seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory" and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Seri Begawan, a Malay title used by Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), which was ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (shri bhagvan). This is the name of the capital city of Brunei.
Added 2/26/2020 by HL
Edited 9/12/2021 by HL