- a city in SE Sumatra, in W Indonesia.
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Examples from the Web for palembang
They are received by the natives of the district (Palembang) and made rajas.A Manual of the Malay language
William Edward Maxwell
He says that they come from Palembang and Menangcaboo, and he calls them Pithecomorphi.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
The Resident of Palembang has under him a country as large as the whole of Java.
The people of Palembang are Malays and Chinese, thousands of whom live on rafts.
They get some silk from Palembang, and rear a little themselves.The History of Sumatra
- a port in W Indonesia, in S Sumatra; oil refineries; university (1955). Pop: 1 451 419 (2000)