Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Ambon.
  • noun The Austronesian language of Ambon.

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  • proper noun A Malay-based Creole language used for trade by some 250,000 speakers principally in Indonesia (central Maluku, Ambon)

Etymologies

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Ambon +‎ -ese

Examples

  • Crockett recorded his observations of the deteriorating situation: There began to appear in the streets roving patrols of trigger-happy Dutch and Ambonese soldiers.

    A Covert Affair

  • Crockett recorded his observations of the deteriorating situation: There began to appear in the streets roving patrols of trigger-happy Dutch and Ambonese soldiers.

    A Covert Affair

  • At the port, a Christian woman called to me: "Get out of here, and go tell the world what they are doing to us, the Ambonese."

    Caught In The Cross-Fire

  • The Republic of South Maluku was suppressed by November 1950, and the following year some 12,000 Ambonese soldiers accompanied by their families went to the Netherlands, where they established a Republic of South Maluku government-in-exile.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • With its large Christian population and long history of collaboration with Dutch rule Ambonese soldiers had formed an indispensable part of the colonial military, the region was one of the few with substantial pro-Dutch sentiment.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • And the Indonesians, the Ambonese and Moluccians, who fled to Holland, were the ones who sided with the Dutch.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • When Soekarno finally won control of Indonesia, thousands of Ambonese had no option but to leave with their families.

    A Rude Awakening

  • Two swart Ambonese soldiers challenged me at the entrance, stepping smartly out from behind sandbags.

    A Rude Awakening

  • One of the Ambonese who had taken shelter under the gin - palace was still hanging on and being dragged along on his back over the cobbles.

    A Rude Awakening

  • The Ambonese, of course, were left outside on guard.

    A Rude Awakening

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