Macanese
noun see Macao

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Macanese — The word Macanese may mean:* Related to Macau (now a special administrative region of the People s Republic of China); especially a resident or native of the city. * A member of the Macanese people, a community of mixed Portuguese and Asian… …   Wikipedia

  • Macanese — /mak euh neez , nees /, n., pl. Macanese, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Macao. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Macao or its inhabitants. Also, Macaoan. [MACA(O) + nese ( n + ESE, appar. on the model of BALINESE, JAVANESE, etc.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • macanese — |makə|nēz, ēs noun (plural macanese) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Macao, Portuguese colony on the southeastern end of Macao island at the mouth of the Pearl river in southeastern China + English nese (as in Japanese) : one of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macanese — 1. adjective Of or from Macau. 2. noun A creole language originating in Macau, based on Portuguese and some East Asian languages …   Wiktionary

  • Macanese — ISO 639 3 Code : mzs ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Macanese — n. name of a people group native of Macau (the descendants of intermarriage between Portuguese and Chinese) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Macanese — [ˌmakə ni:z] noun (plural same) 1》 a native or inhabitant of Macao on the SE coast of China. 2》 a Portuguese Creole formerly used in Macao. adjective relating to Macao …   English new terms dictionary

  • macanese — mac·a·nese …   English syllables

  • Macanese people — Macanese (zh t|t=澳門人, people of Macau ) can be a general term for the residents or natives of Macau, a special administrative region of the People s Republic of China and a former Portuguese colony. More specifically, the Macanese (Portuguese:… …   Wikipedia

  • Macanese Portuguese — (Português Macaense in Portuguese) is a Portuguese dialect spoken in Macau. It is co official with the Cantonese dialect of Chinese. It is only spoken by 7% of the residents; 0.6% speak it as first language. It is distinct from the Macanese… …   Wikipedia

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