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Type Settlement
Scripts ᮘᮔ᮪ᮓᮥᮀ(Sundanese)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈban.duŋ/(Indonesian)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsBandoeng

Meaning & History

From Indonesian bendung or bendungan meaning "dam, dike", given in reference 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 the Indonesian province of West Java.
Added 4/18/2020 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by HL