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Moluccas

[ muh-luhk-uhz ]
/ məˈlʌk əz /
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plural noun
a group of islands in Indonesia, between Sulawesi (Celebes) and New Guinea. About 30,000 sq. mi. (78,000 sq. km).
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Also called Molucca Islands, Spice Islands .

OTHER WORDS FROM Moluccas

Mo·luc·can, adjective, noun
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Moluccas

Molucca Islands

/ (məʊˈlʌkəz, mə-) /

pl n
a group of islands in the Malay Archipelago, between Sulawesi (Celebes) and New Guinea. Capital: Amboina. Pop: 1 990 598 (2000). Area: about 74 505 sq km (28 766 sq miles)Indonesian name: Maluku Former name: Spice Islands
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