A-Z Indonesian Words Derived from Arabic – Meaning

Bahasa Indonesia, or Indonesian Language is a special. It is because many Indonesian words come from other language. This time, we will show you from Arabic language. We have a numerous words from arabic because on 1400-1500, there were a dealer from Gujarat or India that come to sell and buy some spice.

They live and stay in northern coast of Java and during that time, their culture spread to the native and indirectly bring influence in many aspect, including Bahasa Indonesia.

Here is some of words from Arabic language, with Common Indonesian Words for Tourist and Indonesian Words Starting with N to help you learn about Indonesian words.

Indonesian Words Derived from Arabic

  1. Abadi = (à-ba-dee) = Eternal
  2. Adat = (à-dat) = Tradition
  3. Adil = (à-deal) = Fair
  4. Ahad (in other words, minggu) = (à-had) = Sunday
  5. Ahli = (ah-lee) = Expert
  6. Aib = (à-yib) = Disgrace
  7. Ajal = (à-jal) = Death
  8. Akal = (à-kal) = Sense
  9. Akhir = (a-khir) = End
  10. Akhlak = (aakh-lak) = Morals
  11. Akrab = (à-krab) = Intimate
  12. Alamat = (à-laa-mat) = Address
  13. Amanah = (à-maa-naah) = Trust
  14. Alam = (à-laam) = Nature
  15. Alat = (aa-lat) = Tool
  16. Asal = (aa-sal) = Origin
  17. Asli = (aa-slee) = Real
  18. Awal = (aa-wal) = Early
  19. Bab = (bab) = Chapter
  20. Badan = (baa-dan) = Body
  21. Bahas = (baa-has) = Discuss
  22. Batin = (baa-thin) = Inner
  23. Batal = (baa-tal) = Cancel
  24. Bait = (baa-it) = Stanza/Verse
  25. Bakhil = (baa-khil) = Stingy
  26. Bala = (baa-laa) = Reinforcements
  27. Dahsyat = (dah-syat) = Powerful
  28. Dakwah = (dak-wah) = Da’wah
  29. Da’i = (daa-ee) = missionary (in Islam terms)
  30. Do’a = (do-aa) = Prayer
  31. Daerah = (daa-ee-rah) = Area
  32. Dewan = (dæ-one) = Council
  33. Daftar = (duff-tar) = List
  34. Dalil = (dà-lil) = Postulate
  35. Daur = (dà-oor) = Cycle
  36. Derajat = (dè-raa-jat) = Degree
  37. Dunia = (doo-nee-ya) = World
  38. Dzikir = (zee-kir) = Zikr/Pray
  39. Faidah = (fà-ee-dah) = Avail
  40. Fakir = (faa-kir) = Poor
  41. Fana = (faa-na) = Mortal
  42. Fitnah = (fit-nah) = Slander
  43. Fitrah = (fee-trah) = Fitrah/Natural Tendency
  44. Gaib = (ga-eeb) = Unseen
  45. Gamis = (gaa-mis) = Robe
  46. Hadiah = (haa-dee-yah) = Prize/Gift
  47. Hal = (hal) = Matter/Things
  48. Hadir = (haa-deer) = Present
  49. Hasad = (haa-saad) = Envy
  50. Haid = (haa-eed) = Menstruation
  51. Hajat = (haa-jat) = Intent
  52. Hamil = (haa-meal) = Pregnant
  53. Haram = (haa-ram) = Forbid/Forbidden
  54. Hasil = (haa-seal) = Result
  55. Hewan = (hæ-one) = Animal
  56. Hidayah = (hee-daa-yah) = Clue/Sign
  57. Hijrah = (hee-jrah) = Migrate
  58. Hukum = (hoo-koom) = Law
  59. Hakim = (haa-keem) = Judge
  60. Hak = (hak) = Right 
  61. Hakikat = (haa-kee-kaat) = Nature
  62. Hayat = (haa-yaat) = Life
  63. Hibah = (hee-bah) = Grant
  64. Hikayat = (hee-ka-yat) = Saga
  65. Hikmah = (heek-mah) = Wisdom
  66. Hormat = (hor-maat) = Respect
  67. Hina = (hee-naa) = Despicable
  68. Huruf = (hoo-roof) = Alphabet
  69. Ilmu = (eel-moo) = Science
  70. Ilmiah = (eel-mee-yah) = Scientific
  71. Iman = (ee-maan) = Faith
  72. Insan = (in-saan) = Person
  73. Istilah = (is-tee-lah) = Term
  74. Istirahat = (is-tee-raa-haat) = Break
  75. Isyarat = (e-sya-raat) = Cue
  76. Jadwal = (ja-dwal) = Schedule
  77. Jamaah = (jaa-maa-ah) = Pilgrims
  78. Jasad = (jaa-saad) = Body
  79. Jawab = (jaa-wab) = Answer
  80. Jenis = (je-niece) = Type 
  81. Jilid = (jee-lid) = Volume
  82. Jumat = (joom-‘at) = Friday
  83. Kabar = (kaa-bar) = News
  84. Kalam = (kaa-lam) = Kalam
  85. Kalimat = (kaa-lee-maat) = Sentence
  86. Kalbu = (kal-boo) = Heart
  87. Kamis = (kaa-miss) = Thursday
  88. Kamus = (kaa-moose) = Dictionary
  89. Karib = (kaa-rib) = Intimate
  90. Kertas = (kerr-taas) = Paper
  91. Kias = (key-yas) = Means
  92. Kisah = (kee-sah) = Story
  93. Kitab = (kee-taab) = Book
  94. Kuliah = (koo-lee-yah) = Lecture
  95. Kuburan = (koo-boo-run) = Graves
  96. Kursi = (koor-see) = Chairs
  97. Lisan = (lee-sun) = Oral
  98. Laik/Layak = (laa-yik/laa-yak) = Feasible
  99. Madrasah = (maa-dra-sah) = School (madrasah is similar with school)
  100. Majalah = (maa-jaa-lah) = Magazine
  101. Majelis = (maa-je-list) = Assemblies
  102. Makalah = (maa-kaa-lah) = Paper
  103. Makhluk = (maah-look) = Creature
  104. Maklum = (mak-loom) = Understand
  105. Makna = (mak-naa) = Mean
  106. Makruf = (mak-roof) = Goodness
  107. Maksud = (mak-sud) = Purpose
  108. Malaikat = (maa-la-ee-kaat) = Angel
  109. Markas = (mar-kaas) = Headquarters
  110. Masalah = (maa-saa-lah) = Problem 
  111. Masjid = (must-jeed) = Mosque
  112. Mati = (maa-tee) = Die
  113. Misal = (mee-sal) = Example
  114. Miskin = (miss-keen) = Poor
  115. Mungkin = (mung-keen) = Maybe
  116. Munkar = (moon-car) = Unjust
  117. Mustahil = (moos-ta-hill) = Impossible
  118. Musibah = (moo-see-bah) = Disaster
  119. Mushalla = (moo-shall-la) = Mushalla
  120. Musyawarah = (moo-sya-wa-rah) = Discussion
  121. Nabi = (naa-bee) = Prophet
  122. Nasib = (naa-seeb) = Fate
  123. Najis = (naa-jis) = Unclean
  124. Nikmat = (nik-maat) = Favors
  125. Nafas = (naa-faas) = Breath
  126. Nasab = (naa-sab) = Relatives
  127. Nafkah = (nuff-kah) = Living
  128. Nikah = (nee-kah) = Marriage
  129. Noktah = (nok-tah) = Node
  130. Paham = (paa-haam) = Understand
  131. Pasal = (paa-sal) = Article
  132. Pikir = (pee-kir) = Think
  133. Rahmat = (rah-mat) = Grace
  134. Rahim = (raa-heem) = Uterus
  135. Rasul = (raa-sul) = Apostle
  136. Rejeki = (ree-je-kee) = Fortune
  137. Riwayat = (ri-wa-yat) = History
  138. Rabu = (ra-boo) = Wednesday
  139. Rakyat = (rak-yat) = People
  140. Risalah = (re-saa-lah) = Treatise
  141. Ruh = (rooh) = Spirit
  142. Rujuk = (roo-juk) = Refer
  143. Saat = (saa-aat) = Moments
  144. Sabar = (saa-bar) = Patient
  145. Sabtu = (sap-to) = Saturday
  146. Sabun = (saa-boon) = Soap
  147. Sah = (sah) = Legitimate
  148. Safar = (saa-far) = Safar
  149. Sahabat = (saa-ha-baat) = Friend
  150. Salam = (saa-lam) = Regards/Greeting
  151. Salju = (sal-joo) = Snow
  152. Sehat = (se-haat) = Healthy
  153. Sajak = (saa-jak) = Rhyme
  154. Sedekah = (se-de-kah) = Alms
  155. Sekarat = (se-ka-raat) = Dying
  156. Serikat = (se-ree-kaat) = Union
  157. Sebab = (se-bab) = Because
  158. Silaturrahmi = (see-la-tu-rah-me) = Hospitality
  159. Sihir = (see-here) = Magic
  160. Sujud = (su-jud) = Prostration
  161. Surat = (su-raat) = Letter
  162. Syirik = (she-reek) = Shirk
  163. Syukur = (syu-koor) = Gratitude
  164. Selamat = (se-la-maat) = Congratulations/Safe
  165. Senin = (se-neen) = Monday
  166. Selasa = (se-la-sa) = Tuesday
  167. Setan = (se-taan) = Devil/Evil
  168. Siasat = (see-yaa-saat) = Trick
  169. Sifat = (see-faat) = Character
  170. Silsilah = (seal-see-lah) = Family Tree
  171. Shalat = (sa-lat) = Salat
  172. Soal = (so-al) = Question
  173. Sohib = (so-heeb) = Friends
  174. Sultan = (sool-taan) = Sultan
  175. Sunnah = (soo-nah) = Sunnah
  176. Syarat = (syaa-rat) = Terms
  177. Syair = (sya-ir) = Poems
  178. Taat = (taa-aat) = Obedient
  179. Tabiat = (taa-bee-aat) = Character
  180. Tauhid = (taw-heed) = Tawhid
  181. Tabib = (taa-beeb) = Physician
  182. Takhayul = (ta-ha-yool) = Superstition
  183. Takabbur = (ta-ka-boor) = Arrogant
  184. Takdir = (tak-deer) = Destiny
  185. Tawakkal = (taa-wa-kal) = Resignation 
  186. Tawadhu = (ta-wa-do) = Tawadhu
  187. Tamak = (taa-maak) = Greedy
  188. Tamat = (ta-maat) = Finished
  189. Taubat = (taw-baat) = Repentant
  190. Telaah = (te-la-ah) = Review
  191. Tertib = (ter-tib) = Orderly
  192. Tafsir = (taf-sir) = Browse
  193. Umat = (oo-maat) = People
  194. Umum = (oo-moom) = General
  195. Umur = (oo-moor) = Age
  196. Unsur = (oon-soor) = Element
  197. Ustadz = (oos-tad) = Chaplain
  198. Wasit = (waa-sit) = Referee
  199. Waswas = (was-was) = Worried
  200. Wajah = (wa-jah) = Face
  201. Wajib = (waa-jib) = Required
  202. Wakil = (waa-kill) = Vice
  203. Waktu = (wak-to) = Time
  204. Wali = (wa-lee) = Guardian
  205. Warisan = (wa-re-san) = Heritage
  206. Wilayah = (we-la-yah) = Territory
  207. Wujud = (woo-jood) = Being
  208. Yakin = (ya-keen) = Sure
  209. Yakni = (yak-nee) = That is…
  210. Yatim = (yaa-team) = Orphans
  211. Zalim = (zaa-leem) = Vicious
  212. Zakat = (zaa-kat) = Alms
  213. Zaman = (za-maan) = Era
  214. Ziarah = (zee-ya-rah) = Pilgrimage
  215. Zuhud = (zoo-hood) = Zuhud

That was the example of Indonesian Words Derived from Arabic Believe me that there are more than those amount of words that we can describe you, which is easily found in Indonesian Dictionary. For more information you can learn strategies to Learn Indonesian Language through English and Indonesian Words Derived from Dutch; also, you can learn Easy Ways to Learn Indonesian Language in a day to help you much better in Indonesian language.