Aceh

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A·ceh

 (ä′chā)
A semiautonomous region and former sultanate of northwest Sumatra, Indonesia. The first part of Indonesia to convert to Islam (c. 13th century), Aceh was the site of a secessionist insurgency from the 1970s until the signing of a peace agreement with the national government in 2005. In 2004, Aceh was devastated by a severe tsunami that killed over 100,000 people.

A′ceh·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) n. & adj.

Aceh

(ˈaːtʃeɪ)
n
(Placename) an autonomous region of N Indonesia, in N Sumatra; mountainous with rain forests; scene of separatist conflict since the later 1990s; coastal areas suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Capital: Banda Aceh. Pop: 3 930 905 (2000). Area: 55 392 sq km (21 381 sq miles)
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After the 2004 tsunami, secessionist rebels in Indonesia's hard-hit Ache province forged a lasting peace accord with the country's government.
At least 12 separatist members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and one Indonesian soldier were killed in two separate clashes between them in the troubled Ache Province on Friday, a military spokesman said.