One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A native or inhabitant of Makassar (now Ujung Pandang) in Indonesia.
- ‘Until the 19th century, these Makasarese were the first and only non-Aboriginal people they had encountered.’
- ‘The Minahasans take Christianity as seriously as the Makassarese and Bugis practice Islam in the South.’
- ‘According to the Buginese and Makasarese the brother is a protector and guardian of his sister.’
- ‘The Chinese chose their women preferably from Bali, and also between the Buginese and Makasarese from Celebes.’
- ‘The Buginese, Makasarese, and Mandarese are renowned throughout Indonesia as seafarers.’
2mass noun The Indonesian language of the Makasarese, with around 1.6 million speakers.
- ‘The people speak five related, but separate languages: Makassarese, Mandarese, Toraja, Massenrempulu and Buginese.’
- ‘In the speech of some younger speakers, who do not speak Makassarese, this strong interference has now become a substratum.’
- ‘Approximately 4040 manuscripts, mainly in Buginese, Makasarese, and Mandarese, were filmed.’
- ‘Translations of Chinese fiction in Makassarese could not be traced before the late 1920s.’
- ‘Obviously the Malay language is distinct from Javanese and Sundanese or even Makasarese as spoken by the ‘Bugis’.’
Relating to the Makasarese or their language.
- ‘I was raised up as an Indonesian with Makasarese dialect and Bahasa Indonesia as my mother tongue.’
- ‘Trucks belonging to Bugis and Makassarese traders arrive in Bolu every week.’
- ‘Specifically they were referring to Bugis and Makassarese men from other regions of South Sulawesi who are involved in the importation of buffaloes with a Toraja counterpart.’
- ‘Similarly Campbell C. Macknight provided information about catalogues of Buginese and Makasarese manuscripts.’
- ‘In the market Bugis and Makassarese traders are only able to watch transactions from their trucks.’
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