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[muh-doo r-uh for 1; maj-er-uh for 2]
  1. Dutch Ma·doe·ra [mah-doo-rah] /mɑˈdu rɑ/. an island in Indonesia, off the NE coast of Java. 2112 sq. mi. (5470 sq. km).
  2. former name of Madurai.
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Examples from the Web for madura

Historical Examples

  • The tanks are of interest in Trichinopoly, but less so than in Madura.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

  • Tanjore and Madura are the seats of the Dravidian temples which we visited.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong

  • He reigned at Madura from 1621 to 1657, building palaces and temples by the score.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • Recently a woman perished in the streets of a town near Madura.

  • They are then often sold at the great Chittrai cattle fair in Madura town.

British Dictionary definitions for madura


  1. an island in Indonesia, off the NE coast of Java: extensive forests and saline springs. Capital: Pamekasan. Area: 5472 sq km (2113 sq miles)
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