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Scripts ᮘᮔ᮪ᮓᮥᮀ(Sundanese) بندوڠ(Malay Jawi) Բանդունգ(Armenian) Бандунг(Bulgarian, Kyrgyz, Russian, Serbian, Uzbek Cyrillic) Бандуң(Kazakh) باندۋڭ(Kazakh Arabic) 반둥(Korean Hangul) باندونگ(Persian) บันดุง(Thai) بندونگ(Urdu)
Pronounced Pron. BAN-doong(Indonesian) bahn-DOONG(Armenian) BAN-duwng(British English) BAHN-duwng(American English) BAHN-DOONG(French) BAN-DOONG(French) PAN-DOONG(Korean) bun-DOONK(Russian) ban-DOONG(Thai) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsBandoeng (Indonesian)
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Meaning & History
From Indonesian bendung or bendungan meaning "dam, dike", used to refer to the area in relation to the nearby Citarum River. Local sources also relate the name to the phrase Nga-Bandung-an Banda Indung, which is considered sacred in Sundanese culture. This is the name of the capital city of West Java province, Indonesia.