Definition of Balinese in English:

Balinese

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Pronunciation: /ˌbɑːlɪˈniːz
 
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adjective

  • Relating to Bali or its people or language.
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    • The area was thickly colonized by bamboo groves, known in Balinese language as tihing; hence the origin of its current name, Tihingan.
    • In 1980 he stayed in Ubud, Bali, with noted Balinese painter, Nyoman Lempad.
    • Whatever the reason, every official and member of society must realize that Bali belongs to every Balinese person.

noun (plural same)

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Bali.
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    • The resort is located on the slopes of Gunung Agung, the sacred mountain for the Balinese in East Bali.
    • A few locals gather at night, offering a rare chance to chat with the Balinese on much more equal terms than in the tourist traps - learning a spot of Indonesian is part of the service.
    • So let me relay Conrad's idea for how to help the Balinese (via the daily dose).
  • 2 [mass noun] The Indonesian language of Bali, with around 4 million speakers.
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    • The interview has been translated from Balinese.
    • I can speak basic conversational Indonesian and I'm starting to learn Balinese.
    • I told one guy I’d like to learn Balinese and he told me it would be necessary to live in the village but not to worry because it is easy.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
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