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There are eleven volcanoes in Celebes, and six in Flores, all active.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
But he preferred to talk of his native country—a small Bugis state on the island of Celebes.Tales of Unrest|Joseph Conrad
On hearing this the captain determined to stand out into the sea of Celebes to avoid another encounter with them.The Mate of the Lily|W. H. G. Kingston
Java, Luzon, and Celebes are each about equal in size to Ireland.Blown to Bits|R.M. Ballantyne
For many days afterwards, however, they were entangled among the reefs off the low coast of Celebes.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
old name for modern Sulawesi (which itself might be a native corruption of Celebes) in Indonesia, first used by Portuguese, 1512, perhaps from Os Célebres "the famous ones," a name given by navigators to the dangerous capes on the island's northeast coast.