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"Barat laut, barat daya, timur laut, tenggara."

Translation:Northwest, southwest, northeast, southeast.

October 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ria___

Can someone explain to me why these directions have completely different names? I'm super curious. Especially that southeast has its own word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v-point

Used to be a folk of sailors, tenggara is "a strong, dry, hazy, east or southeast wind during the east monsoon...", SEA also called Asia Tenggara. Interesting:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Langaholic

Comes to show the amazing Indonesian sailing tradition


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caitlin943300

Ive tried googling, but no luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jecobacalzo

Does southeast (tenggara) have a special meaning in Indonesian culture?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nidzom3

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