Definition of mukim in English:

mukim

noun

  • In Malaysia and Indonesia: the smallest administrative district; an area served by its own mosque, usually consisting of or spanning a number of villages.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Marsden (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist. From Malay mukim from Arabic muqīm staying, resident, domiciled, active participle of aqāma to stay, dwell, reside.

Pronunciation

mukim

/ˈmuːkiːm/