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Type Settlement
Usage Malay, English
Scripts كوانتن(Malay Jawi)
Pronounced Pron. /ku.ˈan.tan/(Malay) /ˈkwɑn.tɑn/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Uncertain, possibly from the name of a Sumatran village or of Chinese origin. The name was first mentioned by writer Munshi Abdullah (1796-1854) around 1851 or 1852. This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Pahang.
Added 9/14/2021 by HL
Edited 9/15/2021 by HL