Al·​fur | \ ˈal-ˌf(y)u̇r \
variants: or less commonly Alfuro \ al-​ˈf(y)u̇r-​(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of Alfur

1 : any one of a group of aboriginal peoples of mixed ancestry inhabiting interior regions of the Moluccas and parts of Sulawesi
2 : a member of an Alfur people

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First Known Use of Alfur

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Alfur

Spanish alfur, alfor, from Portuguese alforro, of Malayo-Indonesian origin; akin to Indonesian alifuru

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“Alfur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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