Meaning of Ambonese


Pronunciation: (am"bu-nēz', -nēs'), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -nese
  1. a native or inhabitant of Ambon.
  2. the Austronesian language, having several dialects, spoken by the people of Ambon.
  3. a Malay dialect spoken as a lingua franca in the central Moluccas.
  1. of or pertaining to Ambon, its people, or their language.
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