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Palembang

[pah-lem-bahng] /ˌpɑ lɛmˈbɑŋ/
noun
1.
a city in SE Sumatra, in W Indonesia.
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  • They are received by the natives of the district (Palembang) and made rajas.

    A Manual of the Malay language William Edward Maxwell
  • He says that they come from Palembang and Menangcaboo, and he calls them Pithecomorphi.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The Resident of Palembang has under him a country as large as the whole of Java.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • The people of Palembang are Malays and Chinese, thousands of whom live on rafts.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • They get some silk from Palembang, and rear a little themselves.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • Merry saw how the thing was done one steamy hot day at Palembang, and he saw quite stark and plain.

  • Here I stayed a day or two, until I could obtain a boat to take me across the straits, and up the river to Palembang.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • I therefore had to stay a week at Palembang before I could determine my future movements.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Palembang is built on a patch of elevated ground, a few miles in extent, on the north bank of the river.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • The production of the eastern extremity of Sumatra or Palembang is considerable, but held of inferior quality.

British Dictionary definitions for Palembang

Palembang

/pɑːˈlɛmbɑːŋ/
noun
1.
a port in W Indonesia, in S Sumatra; oil refineries; university (1955). Pop: 1 451 419 (2000)
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