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Makassar

or Macassar, Makasar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.
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  • Makassar was actually on his way; and to be towed there really saved time.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Mesman was a Dutch merchant with whom Jasper had had many dealings, a considerable person in Makassar.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • But it looked only like a bit of marine news: English brig Bonito gone ashore outside Makassar roads.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Makassar, the straits of, usually written Macassar, but more accurately Mangkassar.

  • The Dutch are in possession of Makassar, and had formerly settlements on the northwest coast and in the bay of Sawa.

  • The sword and cocoanut now form part of the heraldic arms belonging to Makassar.

  • And finally, crossing Makassar Straits, we come to Borneo, the habitat of the head-hunter and the orang-utan.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • To visit Makassar without buying bird-of-paradise plumes, she said, would be like visiting Japan without buying a kimono.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • The wharves and godowns which line Makassar's water-front form an unattractive screen to a picturesque and charming town.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • A visit to the so-called "Kingdom of Goa" fills up our last day in Makassar.

British Dictionary definitions 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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