Pronunciation: (mu-kas"u-rēz', -rēs'), [key]
—pl. -ese for 1.
1. a member of a Muslim people of southwestern Sulawesi, near Ujung Pandang, closely related to the Buginese.
2. the Austronesian language of the Makassarese. Also,Macassarese,Ma•kas"ar•ese'.
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