- a member of a people native to the island of Madura and also inhabiting the northeastern coast of Java.
- the Austronesian language spoken by the Madurese.
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The Madurese is as tall as the Javanese, and as stout as the Sundanese.
Between Javanese and Madurese the distinction is rather to be ascribed to difference of natural environment.
The eye is usually set straight in the head in the Javanese and Madurese; among the Sundanese it is often oblique.
In expressiveness of countenance the Javanese and Madurese are far in advance of the Sundanese.
The Madurese area, besides the island of Madura and neighbouring isles, includes the eastern part of Java itself.
- of or relating to the Indonesian island of Madura or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Madura
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