Balinese



of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Bali.
the language of Bali, an Indonesian language of the Austronesian family.
Historical Examples

An idea of the Balinese religion may perhaps be given most easily by describing some of the temples.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

Of the early history of their island the Balinese know nothing.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

The Balinese were formerly the ruling class in this island and are still found there in considerable numbers.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

Returning to the house, we found a Balinese chief and his followers on a visit.
The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace

The Balinese dances require many years of arduous and constant training.
Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell

Disturbances between the Sasaks and the Lombok Balinese frequently occur.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 8 Various

Cock-fighting also prevails amongst the Malays, Celebes, and Balinese.
The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

Apart from such influences, Balinese art, however, does not disown its Hindu-Javanese origin.
Monumental Java J. F. Scheltema

Unlike most Malays, the eyes of the Balinese, instead of being oblique, are set straight in the head.
Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell

The Balinese had a usage that twins of different sex, in the highest castes, were united in marriage.
Folkways William Graham Sumner

adjective
of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language
noun
(pl) -nese. a native or inhabitant of Bali
the language of the people of Bali, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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