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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its
            inhabitants; "Javanese temples"; "Javanese dialects"
            [syn: Javanese]
      n : a native or inhabitant of Java [syn: Javanese]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) The fourth "son" of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), whose descendants
    settled in Greece, i.e., Ionia, which bears the name of Javan in
    Hebrew. Alexander the Great is called the "king of Javan"
    (rendered "Grecia," Dan. 8:21; 10:20; comp. 11:2; Zech. 9:13).
    This word was universally used by the nations of the East as the
    generic name of the Greek race.
      (2.) A town or district of Arabia Felix, from which the
    Syrians obtained iron, cassia, and calamus (Ezek. 27:19).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Javan, deceiver; one who makes sad