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Indonesians know him as TGB, which stands for Tuan Guru Bajang, a twist on the Islamic title for master teacher, and usually conferred on senior religious figures.
Bajang, in this case, means young in Sasak, a language in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara , where the Islamic scholar-turned-politician was born and raised.
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