Sulawesi

[soo-lah-wey-see]
Formerly Celebes.
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Contemporary Examples of sulawesi

  • Some in Sulawesi and Papua provinces, expected to be the hardest hit, remained reluctant to leave, despite the 2004 experience.

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    Huge Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan

    Lennox Samuels

    March 11, 2011

  • On the ride to Sulawesi, Ibnu Ahmad listened to John Lennon's “Imagine” over and over through a pair of flimsy earphones.

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    My Trip With a Terrorist

    Eliza Griswold

    August 27, 2010

  • On Sulawesi, power became something worth fighting for, and Christians and Muslims began to battle over local elections.

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    My Trip With a Terrorist

    Eliza Griswold

    August 27, 2010

  • Ibnu Ahmad went to Sulawesi anyway, where he was caught carrying 31,000 rounds of ammunition, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.

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    My Trip With a Terrorist

    Eliza Griswold

    August 27, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for sulawesi

Sulawesi

noun
  1. an island in E Indonesia: mountainous and forested, with volcanoes and hot springs. Pop: 14 946 488 (2000). Area (including adjacent islands): 229 108 sq km (88 440 sq miles)Also called: Celebes
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Word Origin and History for sulawesi

Sulawesi

see Celebes.

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