- an island in the central Moluccas, in E Indonesia. 314 sq. mi. (813 sq. km).
- a seaport on this island.
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Examples from the Web for ambon
The burghers of Ambon show more of the Dutch element in their composition.Through the Malay Archipelago
Internally there is a rather remarkable pulpit or ambon on the north side of the nave.Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages
George Edmund Street
The organ is on the north side in the bay east of the gallery, and is reached through the ambon on the Gospel side.
There are six steps up from the nave to the altar, and there is an ambon on each side of them entered from the altar side.
It was sometimes expressed without the aspirate, αμβη: hence the place of the oracle was styled Ambon, αμβων.
- Also: Amboina an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas. Capital: Amboina. Area: 1000 sq km (386 sq miles)
- Also: Amboina (æmˈbɔɪnə) a port in the Moluccas, the capital of Ambon (Amboina) island
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