Sundanese

adjective
Sun·​da·​nese | \ ¦səndə¦nēz, -ēs \

Definition of Sundanese

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating, or belonging to the Sundanese or their language
2 [Sunda isles, islands of the Malay archipelago + English -nese (as in Chinese)] : inhabiting or native to the Sunda Islands

Sundanese

noun
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plural Sundanese

Definition of Sundanese (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one of the people of western Java
2 : the Austronesian language of the Sundanese people

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History and Etymology for Sundanese

Adjective

Malay Sunda western Java + English -nese (as in Chinese)

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“Sundanese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sundanese. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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