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Buginese

[buhg-uh-neez, -nees] /ˌbʌg əˈniz, -ˈnis/
noun, plural Buginese for 1.
1.
a member of a Muslim people inhabiting the southern part of Sulawesi.
2.
the Austronesian language spoken by these people.
Origin of Buginese
< Dutch Boeginees (with -nees on the model of Balinees, Javanees, etc.) < Malay Bugis, probably orig. the Makassarese name of this ethnic group
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