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Sulawesi

[soo-lah-wey-see]
noun
  1. an island in central Indonesia. 72,986 sq. mi. (189,034 sq. km).
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Formerly Celebes.
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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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Sulawesi

see Celebes.

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