[bah-luh-neez, -nees, bal-uh-]
of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language.
noun, plural Ba·li·nese.
a native or inhabitant of Bali.
the language of Bali, an Indonesian language of the Austronesian family.
Origin of Balinese
< Dutch Balinees,
equivalent to Bali Bali
connective + -ees -ese
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for balinese
Historical Examples of balinese
Of the early history of their island the Balinese know nothing.
Returning to the house, we found a Balinese chief and his followers on a visit.
An idea of the Balinese religion may perhaps be given most easily by describing some of the temples.
The Balinese were formerly the ruling class in this island and are still found there in considerable numbers.
Disturbances between the Sasaks and the Lombok Balinese frequently occur.
British Dictionary definitions for balinese
of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language
plural -nese a native or inhabitant of Bali
the language of the people of Bali, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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