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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay hantu.

NounEdit

hantu

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *qantu (compare Iban antu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Samoan aitu), from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiCu (compare Bunun hanitu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hantu (Jawi spelling هنتو‎, plural hantu-hantu, third person possessive hantunya)

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)
    Ia takut hantu.
    He is afraid of ghosts.
  2. demon (evil spirit)
    Ia sakit setelah kesurupan hantu.
    He fell ill after being possessed by demons.

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