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Geography Words in Bahasa Indonesia

June 10, 2012 Travel & Living Abroad 0

Here is a list of geography-related words in Bahasa Indonesia:

Arus -> current or stream

Barat -> west

Bintang -> star

Bukit -> hill

Bulan -> moon

Bumi -> earth

Danau -> lake

Daratan -> land

Dataran -> plains or flatlands

Desa or kampung -> village

Gang -> alley

Gedung -> building

Gunung -> mountain or volcano

Gurun pasir or padang pasir -> desert

Hutan -> forest

Hutan rimba -> jungle

Jalan -> road

Jalan kecil -> path or alley

Jalan raya or jalan besar -> highway

Kali -> river

Ketinggian -> altitude or height

Kota or kota besar -> city

Lahar -> volcanic mudflow or debris flow

Laut -> sea

Lekuk or lereng -> slope

Lumpur -> mud

Matahari -> sun

Matahari terbenam -> sunset

Matahari terbit -> sunrise

Negara or negeri -> country

Negara bagian -> state

Pantai -> beach

Pasir -> sand

Peta -> map

Pulau -> island

Selatan -> south

Sungai -> river

Tanah -> land or dirt

Tanda -> sign

Tanggul -> bank or embankment

Timur -> east

Tinggi -> height

Utara -> north