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1A native or inhabitant of the province (formerly a sultanate) of Aceh in northern Sumatra.
2The Austronesian language of this people.
Of or relating to the Acehnese or their language.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Dunton (1659–1732), bookseller. From Achin, † Acheen, former variants of Aceh (Indonesian Aceh, Malay Aceh), the name of a sultanate (now a province) in northern Sumatra + -ese. In some forms re-formed from the name of Aceh (formerly also † Acheh and (probably after Dutch) † Atjeh) + -nese.
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