Definition of Makasarese in English:


Line breaks: Ma¦kas¦ar|ese
Pronunciation: /məˌkasəˈriːz
(also Makassarese)

noun (plural same)

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Makassar (now Ujung Pandang) in Indonesia.
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    • The Minahasans take Christianity as seriously as the Makassarese and Bugis practice Islam in the South.
    • According to the Buginese and Makasarese the brother is a protector and guardian of his sister.
    • Until the 19th century, these Makasarese were the first and only non-Aboriginal people they had encountered.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Indonesian language of the Makasarese, with around 1.6 million speakers.
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    • Translations of Chinese fiction in Makassarese could not be traced before the late 1920s.
    • Approximately 4040 manuscripts, mainly in Buginese, Makasarese, and Mandarese, were filmed.
    • Obviously the Malay language is distinct from Javanese and Sundanese or even Makasarese as spoken by the ‘Bugis’.


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  • Relating to the Makasarese or their language.
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    • Specifically they were referring to Bugis and Makassarese men from other regions of South Sulawesi who are involved in the importation of buffaloes with a Toraja counterpart.
    • Trucks belonging to Bugis and Makassarese traders arrive in Bolu every week.
    • In the market Bugis and Makassarese traders are only able to watch transactions from their trucks.

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