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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Scripts ꦥꦸꦂꦧꦭꦶꦁꦒ(Javanese)
Pronounced Pron. /pʊˈlɪŋ.ɡa/(Indonesian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Indonesian purba meaning "ancient" or "east" (from Sanskrit पूर्व (purva)) and lingga meaning "lingam", referring to a type of abstract representation of the Hindu god Shiva (from Sanskrit लिङ्ग (linga)). This is the name of a regency of the Indonesian province of Central Java as well as a town of the same name.
Added 6/2/2023 by anonymous
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C