Alfurese

noun
Al·​fu·​rese | \ ¦al-f(y)ə-¦rēz, -¦rēs \

Definition of Alfurese

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the language of the Alfuros especially those of Sulawesi

Alfurese

adjective
Al·​fu·​rese | \ ¦al-f(y)ə-¦rēz, -¦rēs \

Definition of Alfurese (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or belonging to an Alfur people

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First Known Use of Alfurese

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alfurese

Noun

Alfur + -ese

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“Alfurese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alfurese. Accessed 6 Aug. 2021.

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