Definition of Buginese in English:

Buginese

noun

  • 1A member of a people living in South Sulawesi, a province of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi; = Bugis.

  • 2The Malayo-Polynesian language of the Buginese; = Bugis.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Buginese or their language; = Bugis.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From Bugi- + -nese, after Dutch Boeginees.

Pronunciation

Buginese

/bʊɡɪˈniːz/