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 (äm′bə-nēz′, -nēs′, ăm′-) or Am·boi·nese (-boi-)
n. pl. Ambonese or Amboinese
1. A native or inhabitant of Ambon.
2. The variety of Malay spoken on Ambon, used as lingua franca is nearby regions of the Moluccas.
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He cites the account of an Ambonese captain who was told of the habits of the birds of paradise by traders at Seram Laut, a principal market for New Guinea goods.
This ethnic group was born from the combination of various groups such as Sundanese, Malay, Javanese, Arab, Balinese, Bugis, Makassarese, Ambonese, and Chinese.
Complicating matters was that many Christian Ambonese served in the colonial army or were otherwise associated with the Dutch colonial regime.
These are the Batak in North Sumatra, the Dayak in Kalimantan, the Ambonese in the Moluccas, the Javanese, the Sundanese, the Balinese, the Acehnese, and the Minangkabau, each with a different language.
Debora gored no 'citron Ambonese nob,' man, or 'Ticonderoga-robed tar'
I'm Chinese-Sundanese with fair skin and straight hair, one friend is Presbyterian Ambonese (an ethnic group from the Maluku Islands) with dark skin and wavy hair, and our other friend is Muslim Javanese with light brown skin and straight hair.
After independence (1949), it was managed by leaders from the Ambonese community.
The Ambonese Herbal Georgius Everhardus Rumphius; translated by E.
Each Ambonese head of family had to plant and maintain 100 clove trees (p.
Social security between past and future: Ambonese networks of care and support.
today enjoy Indian and western films, Javanese and Mexican soap operas, and Ambonese or Papuan karaoke clips.