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aliakbar
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I have been in Indonesia for long so I would really like to know about this BULE stuff , because I myself dont know the actual meaning !Can Anyone explain ?


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I was told that bule is the word used for white people in Indonesia. Just used to refer to them in a normal to slightly negative way.

Sometime they call me bule , but well, my friends so no problems with that. Emoticon: Puh!



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Bule is Polite but its just reffered to a white , or a western person in Indonesia,


I tell a lot of stories I have heard elsewhere

johanw
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Indonesian friends told me it is the word for a Dutch Red-White Cow.
(Roodbonte Friese stamboek)
As a european arrives on the airport they are completely white. But after some hours on the beach they have the red colour just the colour of that Dutch cow.
Yes, the meaning is polite Emoticon: Nice



aliakbar
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So Bule means a Dutch BULL !?


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hm..impov ( in my point of view ) the bule word could be neutral or negative

neutral = as common word to describe caucasian
negative = if a taxi driver say to a caucasian tourist , something like this : dasar bule pelit ! ( stingy white man ! )
btw, in Singapore, the word of Ang Mo ( translated in english as white ghost ) also share the similar meaning with bule.....lol Emoticon: Very funny



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Dear all,

As far as I know Bule is the Indonesian word for Albino, without pigment. The foreigners came to indonesia and called them eversince the word Bule for every white skinned person. Not negative nor positive. Depends on the intonation within the sentence the people use the words.

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Emoticon: Shiny this is the question for the yerun's private linguist: me! Emoticon: Shiny BULe is a common indonesian's way to refer to pale-skinned people from western countries. It DOES NOT imply any negative connotation. for example (l hope the owner of this site doesn't mind me using him as one): Yerun is BULE because he has pale skin and comes from Holland. So, casually Yerun will be referred to as Bule Belanda or Bule Londo. That's it, clear and simple. Hope it helps.


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Emoticon: Shiny Hi. I just found this website, and I'm glad that this kind of site actually exists. About BULE, for westerners, actually they're not supposed to worry about this, as BULE is a polite word. And don't worry about the origin of the word coz Indonesians themselves don't even know where it came from Emoticon: Shiny



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bule is other word for chiang gong witch means lesser people
cause of our history there is many negative feeling.
i know cause i my selve am one of these people im avrayed .
but all negativity is for reason we must not for get



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nope...your completely wrong koko shuisheng.......I think Kinanti have a great definition about bule....it doesn't have negative meaning or positive meaning....



shuisheng
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bohong lu . awak stupid lah



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hehehe......you're not Indonesian enough my friend...."Awak" terms is belongs to Malay.....it means "kamu"....or "anda"....
"Lu" means you or kamu in Indonesia....it comes from chinese......so how comes you become an Indonesian patriot then?



shuisheng
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i know like i sayd i spend secondairy school in Singapura.
there for i speek melayu some time and lu is my Dialec like i sayed im fromBetawi Barat and cina-Benteng people are pure Betwei



shuisheng
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i am patot cause my family faught in war and help create Republik Indonesia



bangwin
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yup....and then that's not the way we fight in the present time my friends...that's belong to the past although I never forget about it



shuisheng
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how forget have i lost 9 uncles for nothing ?
have my family lost there land for nothing ? u tell me that i u know answer tell me i wan hear from lu .............???



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i don't understand what you're saying......maybe it's better for you to use bahasa....or malay.....



shuisheng
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malay .......? saya nga bahasa melayu.........saya orang Indonesia nga melayu Emoticon: Angry



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Would we discuss about BUle in this topic and Stop talking about family pasts...!Removed to prevent your adress from being spammed. Click this to go to the user profile.Removed to prevent your adress from being spammed. Click this to go to the user profile.Removed to prevent your adress from being spammed. Click this to go to the user profile.


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Which Bule?

We have Bule Sri, Bule Endang, Bule Mur, Bule Titi..... Emoticon: Shut up!


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Ali A. yth.,

Do not make yourself difficult.... it has something to do with a lack of sunshine,
most westerners have this disadvantage, that is why their 'bule'.
Even expats have trouble in diminishing that lack of sunshine !!!
To compansate this they tend to wear long trousers or skirts .... but their ankles
can not hide !!!
But ... humans are al the same !!!

Bye .... Anis.


'Ahu kura ahia, mansia nia'

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My wife calls me KAASKOPPIE Emoticon: Shiny



reuveul
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Better BULE than Monyet Belanda...

rob


like to live in ID,but it takes a while to get there

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"In colonial days to be 'bule' is a way to see the difference by the settled
'European' colonisators and the newcomers, too
!!!
The Totoks are from 'homeland', 'Holland' and of course 'bule'/pale; the settled ones are more 'coloured' by sunshine.

Greets ... Anis


'Ahu kura ahia, mansia nia'


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