Definition of merdeka in English:

merdeka

noun

  • In Malaysia and Indonesia: freedom, independence.

Origin

1940s. From Malay merdeka (also in form merdeheka), Indonesian merdeka independent from Sanskrit mahardhika of great prosperity from mahā- great + ṛddhi prosperity + -ka, suffix forming adjectives.

Pronunciation

merdeka

/məːˈdeɪkə/