Usage Indonesian, English, Javanese, Sundanese, Acehnese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Croatian, Dutch, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Scripts Суматра (Russian, Serbian Cyrillic, Bulgarian)
Pronounced Pron. /sʊ.ˈma.trə/, suw-MA-trə (Russian)
Other Forms FormsSumatera
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 4/23/2017
Derived from Sanskrit समुद्र (samudrá) meaning "sea, ocean". This has been one of the names for the largest island of western Indonesia since the 14th century.