Ba·​jau | \ bəˈjau̇ \
plural Bajau or Bajaus

Definition of Bajau

1 : a Malay people inhabiting coastal regions of Borneo and the southern Philippines

called also orang laut

2 : a member of the Bajau people

called also sea gypsy

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First Known Use of Bajau

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bajau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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