[ am-buh-neez, -nees ]
/ ˌæm bəˈniz, -ˈnis /

noun, plural Am·bo·nese for 1.

a native or inhabitant of Ambon.
the Austronesian language, having several dialects, spoken by the people of Ambon.
a Malay dialect spoken as a lingua franca in the central Moluccas.


of or relating to Ambon, its people, or their language.
Also Am·boi·nese [am-boi-neez, -nees] /ˌæm bɔɪˈniz, -ˈnis/.

Origin of Ambonese

First recorded in 1860–65; Ambon + -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ambonese

  • The Dutch Resident finds ample employment, owing to the mania for litigation among the Ambonese.

  • This fermented beverage often excites the Ambonese nature to frenzy, though only made from the juice of the arên or sugar palm.