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Scripts بندر سري بڬاوان(Malay Jawi)
Pronounced Pron. ban-dar sə-ree bə-GA-wan(Malay) bahn-dər si-ree bi-GOW-ən(English) BAHN-DAR SEH-REE BEH-GA-WAN(French) BAWN-dawr SHEH-ree BEH-gaw-vawn(Hungarian) ban-DAR SEH-ree beh-GHA-wan(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Malay bandar meaning "town", seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory", and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Seri Begawan, a Malay title used by Bruneian Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), which is ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (shri bhagvan) meaning "radiance of the gods". This is the name of the capital city of Brunei.