Definition of Nonya in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnɒnjə/

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1A South East Asian woman of mixed ethnic descent, especially (in Singapore) a woman with a Malay mother and Chinese father.
2 [mass noun] (In Malaysia and Singapore) a spicy Singaporean cuisine consisting of a combination of Malay and Chinese ingredients and techniques: [as modifier]: a Nonya dish


from Malay, Javanese nyonya, probably from Portuguese senhora 'lady' (see senhora).

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