Definition of Minangkabau in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmēnaNGkəˈbou/ /ˌminæŋkəˈbaʊ/


  • An Indonesian language spoken by more than 6 million people in Sumatra and elsewhere.

    ‘Their native language, Minangkabau, is distinct, yet related to the language of the Malay and similar to Indonesian.’
    • ‘Within the context of the study of Austronesian language studies Minangkabau is reasonably well described, although all major works are in Dutch.’


Malay and Indonesian.