kota praja

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of kota (city) +‎ praja.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkota ˈprad͡ʒa]

NounEdit

kota praja (first-person possessive kota prajaku, second-person possessive kota prajamu, third-person possessive kota prajanya)

  1. (government, dated) city, municipality: a second-level urban administration division in Indonesia which had wali kota as chief executive.

Usage notesEdit

The term for second-level urban administrative division are kota (1999-now), kota madya (1965-1999), and kota praja (~1965). The second-level urban administrative division in Java during colonial period were Dutch stads-gemeente (literally urban commune) and Japanese (shi, si).

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