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Bughis (properly Wugi), a people of central and south Celebes, one of the most intelligent, and enterprising in the Malay archipelago; speech a Malayo-Polynesian dialect written in a peculiar character of Hindu origin, and possessing a literature (chronicles, legends, poetry); type Indonesian, light complexion, straight eyes, prominent nose, regular (Caucasic) features. The Bughis are great traders and navigators, maintaining active commercial relations with every part of the Archipelago, from Sumatra to the Aru Islands. All have been Mohammedans since the beginning of the seventeenth century.