Burmese

Burmese

[ber-meez, ‐mees]
noun, plural Burmese.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Burma.
2.
Burman ( def 1 ).
3.
the Tibeto-Burman language of the Burman ethnic group: the official language of Burma.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to Burma, its inhabitants, or the language Burmese.
5.
Burman ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1815–25; Burm(a) + -ese

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Burmese (bɜːˈmiːz)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Burma (Myanmar), its people, or their language
 
n , -mese
2.  a native or inhabitant of Burma (Myanmar)
3.  the official language of Burma (Myanmar), belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family

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