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Makassar

or Ma·cas·sar, Ma·kas·ar

[ muh-kas-er ]
/ məˈkæs ər /
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noun

a former name of Ujung Pandang.

Definition for macassar (2 of 2)

Ujung Pandang

[ oo-joo ng pahn-dahng ]
/ uˌdʒʊŋ pɑnˈdɑŋ /

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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British Dictionary definitions for macassar (1 of 3)

Macassar

/ (məˈkæsə) /

noun

a variant spelling of Makassar

British Dictionary definitions for macassar (2 of 3)

Ujung Pandang

/ (ˈuːdʒʊŋ pænˈdæŋ) /

noun

the former name (1971–1999) for Makassar

British Dictionary definitions for macassar (3 of 3)

Makassar

Makasar or Macassar

/ (məˈkæsə, -ˈkɑː-) /

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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