Definition of Bugis in English:

Bugis

(also Bugi)

noun

  • 1A member of a people of South Sulawesi, a province on the southern peninsula of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (formerly called Celebes).

  • 2The Malayo-Polynesian language of the Bugis.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Bugis or their language.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Beaumont (1616–1699), poet and college head. From Malay Bugis (in a text composed 1625) from Buginese Wugi, Ugi, a self designation.

Pronunciation

Bugis

/ˈbuːɡɪs/