Definition of Makasarese in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˌkasəˈrēz/
(also Makassarese)

noun (plural same)

1A native or inhabitant of Makassar (now Ujung Pandang) in Indonesia.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2The Indonesian language of the Makasarese.
Example sentences
  • 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’.


Relating to the Makasarese or their language.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Ma·ka·sar·ese

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