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Makassar

or Macassar, Makasar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.

Ujung Pandang

[oo-joo ng pahn-dahng] /uˌdʒʊŋ pɑnˈdɑŋ/
noun
1.
a seaport on SW Sulawesi (Celebes), in central Indonesia.
Formerly Macassar, Macassar, Makasar
[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/ (Show IPA)
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Examples from the Web for macassar
Historical Examples
  • Our arrival at macassar may therefore be considerably delayed.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Brown related to me in detail their passage down the Straits of macassar.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • Never had, as far as I can remember, in the old days in macassar.

  • I had to go to Singapore about the insurance; then I went to macassar, of course.

  • I was a trader once, not now, whatever you may have heard about me in macassar.

    Almayer's Folly Joseph Conrad
  • The macassar government, including parts of the islands of Celebes and Sumbawa.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • IT was the beginning of December, and the rainy season at macassar had just set in.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • macassar is the most celebrated place in the East for "running a muck."

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • For three months the success of macassar Oil has kept me from sleeping.

  • macassar Oil will defend itself; it is specious; the name is seductive.

British Dictionary definitions for macassar

Macassar

/məˈkæsə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Makassar

Ujung Pandang

/ˈuːdʒʊŋ pænˈdæŋ/
noun
1.
the former name (1971–1999) for Makassar

Makassar

/məˈkæsə; -ˈkɑː-/
noun
1.
a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000) Former name (1971–99) Ujung Pandang
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Word Origin and History for macassar

Macassar

especially in Macassar oil (1809), hair tonic originally advertised as made from materials obtained from Macassar (1660s), name of a district on the island of Celebes (modern Sulawesi); from native Mangkasara.

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