[ see-ram; Portuguese se-rahn; Dutch sey-rahm ]

  1. an island of the Moluccas in Indonesia, W of New Guinea. 7,191 sq. mi. (18,625 sq. km).

Words Nearby Ceram

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How to use Ceram in a sentence

  • After passing the island of Ceram about eight at night, a large vessel was seen on the weather side.

    Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • Barros, however, in his account of the voyage, makes no mention of Ceram.

  • Amboyna is an island to the south of Ceram, over the whole of which the Dutch maintain their sway.

    Mark Seaworth | William H.G. Kingston
  • The Goram language is spoken also at the east end of Ceram, and in the adjacent islands.

    The Malay Archipelago | Alfred Russell Wallace
  • On their way here they have devastated one of the small islands east of Ceram.

    The Malay Archipelago | Alfred Russell Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for Ceram


/ (sɪˈræm) /

  1. a variant spelling of Seram

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