Definition of negeri in English:

negeri

(also negri)

noun

  • 1In Indonesia: a village community consisting of a number of different clans and administered by clan leaders, later used by Dutch colonists as an administrative division. Now historical.

  • 2In Malaysia and Indonesia: (the name of) a state, province, or nation.

Origin

Early 18th century. From Malay negeri, negri (originally) town on an estuary where the raja resided, (later) state, province, country from Sanskrit nagarī (feminine) town.

Pronunciation

negeri

/ˈnɛɡəri/