[ buhg-uh-neez, -nees ]
/ ˌbʌg əˈniz, -ˈnis /

noun, plural Bug·i·nese for 1.

a member of a Muslim people inhabiting the southern part of Sulawesi.
the Austronesian language spoken by these people.

Origin of Buginese

< Dutch Boeginees (with -nees on the model of Balinees, Javanees, etc.) < Malay Bugis, probably orig. the Makassarese name of this ethnic group
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