Type Political Subdivision
Usage Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, Javanese, Minangkabau, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Scripts جوهر(Malay Jawi) جوهور(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. jo-HOR(Malay) jo-HO(Malay) jə-HAWR(English) ZHAW-AWR(French) kho-OR(Spanish) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsJohore, Juhur
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Meaning & History
From Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately from Persian جوهر (jowhar). This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.