Majapahit? Meaning? Derivation?

Lance Nelson lnelson at SANDIEGO.EDU
Mon Mar 13 19:20:28 UTC 2006

Learned colleagues:

I'd appreciate it if anyone can enlighten me as to the meaning and 
derivation of "Majapahit," the name of Hindu-Buddhist kingdom of East 
Java c. 13-16th cent. CE.  Seems kind of Sanskritic, but is it?

Many thanks!

Lance Nelson
Theology & Religious Studies
University of San Diego

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