Makassar

or Ma·cas·sar, Ma·kas·ar

[muh-kas-er]
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noun

a former name of Ujung Pandang.

Ujung Pandang

[oo-joo ng pahn-dahng]

noun

a seaport on SW Sulawesi (Celebes), in central Indonesia.
Formerly Ma·cas·sar, Ma·cas·sar, Ma·ka·sar [muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/.
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Macassar

noun

a variant spelling of Makassar

Ujung Pandang

noun

the former name (1971–1999) for Makassar

Makassar

Makasar or Macassar

noun

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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