Nederlands / Dutch
Glossary

On this website, you will probably encounter words and abbreviations that are not immediately clear to you. Therefore we made this glossary.

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ADEKAlgemeen Delisch Administratie Kantoor, General Deli Administrative Office
alang-alanggrass
aloen-aloencity square
ALRIAngkatan Laut Republik Indonesia, Navy of the Republic of Indonesia
AMACABAllied Military Administration Civil Affairs Branch
AMSAlgemene Middelbare School, General Secondary School
APWIAllied Prisoners of War and Internees
arangcharcoal
atappalm leaf
atap paggerenclosure made of palm leaf
AVROSAlgemene Vereniging van Rubberplanters ter Oostkust van Sumatra, General Society of Rubber Planters on Sumatra's East Coast
 
baleh-balehbamboo bed
BATBritish American Tobacco
Bat.Battalion
bengkelworkshop
bentengfortress
beras menirbroken rice
bersiapto hold oneself ready, to take action; name for the period after the Japanese capitulation
besaranadministrator's house on an estate
bilikbamboo wattle
BKRBadan Keamanan Rakjat, Organization for the Safety of the People
BPMBataafse Petroleum Maatschappij, Batavian Oil Company
 
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capt.captain
CBZCentrale Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting, Central Civilian Medical Center
 
desavillage
djagoengmaize
djahatcriminal
djatiteak
dr.doctor
drs.Master of Arts, Master of Science
ds.minister
DSMDeli Spoorweg Maatschappij, Deli Railroad Company
 
empergallery
 
fr.friar
 
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gedekwall of woven bamboo
goedangstorage
grobakbuffalo cart
gudangstorage
GurkhaBritish soldier of Nepalese descent
 
hanblock (part of a camp)
HBSHogere Burger School, Higher Civilian School
heihoassistant-soldier in Japanese service
HMASHer Majesty's Australian Ship
HMSHer Majesty's Ship
hongstone shed
Hr. Ms.Harer Majesteits, Her Majesty's
 
IEVIndo-Europees Verbond, Indo-European Union
incl.including
ir.ingenieur, engineer
 
JCJLJava-China-Japan Line
jhr.jonkheer, Dutch honorific of nobility
JIBJava Immigrant Bureau
 
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kali(small) river
kampongresidential district
kampretbat
kandjistarch
kangkoengwaterplant (vegetable)
katjangpeanut
KDPKantoor Displaced Persons, Displaced Persons' Office
ketelacassava, tapioca, manioc
KITKoninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Royal Tropical Institute
KITLVKoninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
klamboemosquito net
KMRKoninklijke Marine Reserve, Royal Navy Reserve
KNILKoninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger, Royal Netherlands-Indies Army
kol.kolonel, colonel
kpl.korporaal, corporal
KPMKoninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij, Royal Mail Company
kpt.kapitein, captain
KSBKatholieke Sociale Bond, Catholic Social Union
 
ladangfield
LOGLands Opvoedings Gesticht, Government Reformatory
lt.lieutenant
lt.-kol.luitenant-kolonel, lieutenant-colonel
ltz.luitenant ter zee, naval lieutenant
 
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maj.major
mandibathing
merdekafree, independent
MLDMilitaire Luchtvaart Dienst, Military Air Force
ML-KNILMilitaire Luchtvaart van het KNIL, Military Airforce of the KNIL
mr.Master of Laws
MuloMeer uitgebreid lager onderwijs, type of secondary school
MVMaria Vereeniging, Mary Society
 
NIASNederlands-Indische Artsen School, Netherlands-Indies Medical School
NICANetherlands Indies Civil Administration
NIODNederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation
NKPMNederlandse Koloniale Petroleum Maatschappij, Netherlands Colonial Oil Company
NSBNationaal-Socialistische Beweging, National-Socialist Movement
nvnaamloze vennootschap, type of company
 
ongol-ongolsmall balls of cooked starch
OSMOembilin Steenkool Mijnen, Oembilin Coal Mines
 
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PAGIPersaudaraan Asia Golongan Indo, Asiatic Brotherhood Indonesian Branch
pasanggrahansmall hotel
pasarmarket
peloporscout
pemoedayoung man
pendopogallery
PIDPolitieke Inlichtingen Dienst, Political Intelligence Service
pondokshed
POPDAPanitia Oeroesan Pengankoetan Djepang dan APWI, Organization for the Repatriation of Japanese and APWI
prof.professor
PSVPlanters School Vereeniging, Planters' School Society
 
R.K.rooms-katholiek, Roman Catholic
RAFRoyal Air Force
RAPWIRecovery of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees
res.reserve
romushaforced labourer
 
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sajoervegetable (soup)
sajoer bajamspinach soup
sarongkilt, skirt
sawahrice field
SDFSiantar Dokter Fonds, Siantar Doctor Fund
SEACSouth East Asia Command
sgt.sergeant
sgt.-maj.sergeant-major
slokanditch
SMPSteenkolen Maatschappij Parapattan, Coal Company Parapattan
SOGSoekaboemisch Opvoedings Gesticht, Soekaboemi Reformatory
St.Saint
STOVILSchool tot Opleiding van Inlandse Leraren, School for the Education of Native Teachers
 
tahoebean curd
tangsimilitary encampment, barracks
TANIATot Amerika Nederlands-Indië Aanvalt, Until America Attacks the Netherlands-Indies
tbctuberculosis
tempehsoy bean cake
THHKTiong Hoa Hwee Koan, Chinese Society
tikarmat
TKRTentara Keamanan Rakjat, Army for the Safety of the People
tokoshop
totokpureblood (Dutch)
TRITentara Republik Indonesia, Army of the Republik of Indonesia
 
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USSUnited States Ship
 
warga negara IndonesiaIndonesian citizen
waroeng, warungsmall outdoor restaurant
wedononative district head
wingcomm.wingcommander