Definition of Alfurese in English:

Alfurese

noun

  • 1A member of an indigenous people or group of peoples inhabiting Sulawesi, the Moluccas, and certain other islands of South-East Asia; = Alfur.

    Related Alfur
  • 2rare Any of a group of languages spoken by the Alfurese; these languages collectively. Now rare.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Alfurese or their languages.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Wilcocke (?1766–1833). Originally from Dutch Alfoerees, with remodelling of the suffix after -ese.

Pronunciation

Alfurese

/ˌalfʊˈriːz//ˌalfjʊˈriːz/