Ambonese's

Ambonese

[am-buh-neez, -nees]
noun, plural Ambonese for 1.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Ambon.
2.
the Austronesian language, having several dialects, spoken by the people of Ambon.
3.
a Malay dialect spoken as a lingua franca in the central Moluccas.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to Ambon, its people, or their language.
Also, Amboinese [am-boi-neez, -nees] .


Origin:
1860–65; Ambon + -ese

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