- an island in central Indonesia. 72,986 sq. mi. (189,034 sq. km).
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Some in Sulawesi and Papua provinces, expected to be the hardest hit, remained reluctant to leave, despite the 2004 experience.Huge Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
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On the ride to Sulawesi, Ibnu Ahmad listened to John Lennon's “Imagine” over and over through a pair of flimsy earphones.
On Sulawesi, power became something worth fighting for, and Christians and Muslims began to battle over local elections.
Ibnu Ahmad went to Sulawesi anyway, where he was caught carrying 31,000 rounds of ammunition, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.
- 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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