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kampong

[kahm-pawng, -pong, kahm-pawng, -pong] /ˈkɑm pɔŋ, -pɒŋ, kɑmˈpɔŋ, -ˈpɒŋ/
noun
1.
a small village or community of houses in Malay-speaking lands.
Also, campong.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Malay kampung, kampong grouping or gathering together, especially a village; cf. compound2
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  • They have to buy the water from outside the kampong, since their kampong is located above the sea.
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kampong

/ˈkæmpɒŋ; kæmˈpɒŋ/
noun
1.
(in Malaysia) a village
Word Origin
C19: from Malay
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