Usage Indonesian, Malay, Javanese, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indian, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek
Scripts ڤاليمبڠ(Malay Jawi) Պալեմբանգ(Armenian) Палембанг(Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Serbian, Uzbek Cyrillic) पालेमबांग(Hindi) پالەمبانگ(Kazakh Arabic) ปาเล็มบัง(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. pa-LEHM-bang(Indonesian) pah-lehm-BAHNGG(Armenian) pah-LEHM-bang(English) PA-LEHM-BANG(French) PA-LEHN-BAHNG(French) pa-lehm-BANGG(Spanish) pa-lehm-BANG(Thai) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsPalémbang (Javanese)
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Meaning & History
Meaning unclear, possibly from the prefix pa- denoting location combined with Malay limbang meaning "to pan gold, to wash rice" or lembang meaning "to cause (water) to flow" or "lowland basin, valley" (a reference to the area's geography as a wetland). This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of South Sumatra.