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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.


(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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They are: (1) Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Pulau Pinang, Lebuh Pantai (JHEAIPP), (2) Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat, Lebuh Pantai, (3) Town Hall, Jalan Padang Kota Lama, and (4) George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Lebuh Acheh (GTWHI).
Nature lovers would enjoy the National Park in Pantai Acheh.
She was Human Rights Advisor to the GAM team in the second round of the Acheh peace talks, Helsinki, February 2005 and was coordinator of the East Timor Justice Lobby as well as serving in East Timor with UNAMET and UNTAET from 1999-2001.
The sampling sites were the west coast of Pulau Aman, Penang, Malaysia (Pulau Aman); the east coast of Banda Acheh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Banda Acheh); and the east coast of Lhokseumawe.
This tends to fan separatist tendencies in the producing regions (as was the case in Biafra in Nigeria, and Acheh in Indonesia).
Kuala Lumpur, May 27 (ANI): The power behind the tsunami, which killed hundreds of thousands in Acheh in 2004, was AL-ARQAM founder, the late Ashaari Muhammad, his widow Hatijah Aam has claimed.
In Acheh, which was then the major centre of Islamic learning in the archipelago, he was initiated into the Qadriyyah tariqah (sufi order / brotherhood) by Shaykh Nur ad-Din ar -Raniri (Azra 2006: 66).
For one, the story of Panglima Kuning and Dayang Acheh typifies that of many Malay families, particularly from Brunei, who established themselves shortly before the turn of the twentieth century in the towns that grew up along the railway lines of the west coast of Sabah.
In his early work on Hamzah Fansuri, a sixteenth century sufi metaphysician of Acheh, al-Attas explains the semantic change initiated by Hamzah's use of the Malay words ada and titah, pointing out that it reveals "no mere change in the Malay conception of the nature of being or existence, but a change, at once drastic and radical, in the whole conceptual system purporting to give a vision of the Universe.
The government is planning to send another batch of more than 100 personnel to boost its current 300-plus troops now stationed in Acheh.