Sulawesi

[ soo-lah-wey-see ]
/ ˌsu lɑˈweɪ si /
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noun

an island in central Indonesia. 72,986 sq. mi. (189,034 sq. km).

Formerly Celebes.

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Examples from the Web for sulawesi

  • 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|Lennox Samuels|March 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • On the ride to Sulawesi, Ibnu Ahmad listened to John Lennon's “Imagine” over and over through a pair of flimsy earphones.

    My Trip With a Terrorist|Eliza Griswold|August 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • On Sulawesi, power became something worth fighting for, and Christians and Muslims began to battle over local elections.

    My Trip With a Terrorist|Eliza Griswold|August 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Ibnu Ahmad went to Sulawesi anyway, where he was caught carrying 31,000 rounds of ammunition, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.

    My Trip With a Terrorist|Eliza Griswold|August 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST


British Dictionary definitions for sulawesi

Sulawesi

/ (ˌsuːləˈweɪsɪ) /

noun

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper