Pronounced Pron. BAN-doong(Indonesian)
Other Forms FormsBandoeng
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Meaning & History
From Indonesian bendung or bendungan meaning "dam, dike", given in reference to the area in relation to the nearby Citarum River. Local sources also relate the name to the phrase Nga-Bandung-an Banda Indung, which is considered sacred in Sundanese culture. This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of West Java.