Balinese

[ bah-luh-neez, -nees, bal-uh- ]
/ ˌbɑ ləˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌbæl ə- /

adjective

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.

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Origin of Balinese

1810–20; < Dutch Balinees, equivalent to Bali Bali + -n- connective + -ees -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for balinese

Balinese
/ (ˌbɑːlɪˈniːz) /

adjective

of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language

noun

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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