noun Sa·ma–Ba·jau \ˈsä-mə-bə-ˈjau̇, -ˈbä-ˌjȯ\

Definition of Sama–Bajau

  1. :  a subgroup of Austronesian languages spoken by mostly maritime peoples of the southern Philippines and eastern Indonesia

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Origin and Etymology of sama–bajau

Sama, self-designation of several Sama-Bajau speaking peoples + bajau

First Known Use: 1977

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