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 (äm′bôn) also Am·boi·na (ăm-boi′nə)
An island of eastern Indonesia in the Moluccas near Seram. Settled by the Portuguese in the 1500s, it was also the site of an English settlement that was destroyed by the Dutch in 1623.


1. (Placename) Also: Amboina an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas. Capital: Amboina. Area: 1000 sq km (386 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Also: Amboina a port in the Moluccas, the capital of Ambon (Amboina) island


(ˈɑm bɔn)

also Am•boi•na

(æmˈbɔɪ nə)

1. an island in the central Moluccas, in E Indonesia. 72,679; 314 sq. mi. (813 sq. km).
2. a seaport on this island. 56,037.
Am•bo•nese (ˌæm bəˈniz, -ˈnis) n., pl. -nese, adj.
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Last month, Cambodia rescued 230 trafficked laborers from Thai fishing vessels operating from the Indonesian island of Ambon.
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An air traffic controller in Ambon had received the threat via text message as the plane headed toward its intended destination of Jakarta, he said.
With the bulk of their regular army committed to the Eastern Mediterranean, government officials dispatched garrison troops, one battalion to each of three islands to the north of Australia: Ambon, Timor, and New Britain.
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The epicenter was 250 km northeast of Kepulauan Baratdaya Regency, Maluku province, 367 km from Maluku's capital Ambon with a depth of 40 km under the sea.
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Asia, and CEO-President of non-profit, WE CARE FOR HUMANITY, will speak at The Republic of Indonesia International Spices Conference at the Aston Ambon International Hotel, Maluku, Indonesia, "In regards of increasing the production of spices," according to Sofiati Mukadi, Chairperson Indonesia Organizing Commitee.
The researchers are actively exploring the possibility that the African coins came from a medieval Arab trading ship plying a route that linked Zimbabwe, Kilwa, Arabia, Persia, India and islands in the Indonesian archipelago such as Banda and Ambon.
This year's Yacht Rally is officially organized by Sail Indonesia, Back to Down Under Rally and Darwin Ambon Yacht Race.
They are Sultan Hassanudin airport, Pattimura airport of Ambon, Lombok International Airport, Sam Ratulangi airport of Manado and Adi Sumarmo airport of Solo.
The Putri Ayu boat was traveling from Maluku's provincial capital, Ambon, to the nearby island of Buru when it capsized after being battered by a 3-metre-high (10-foot-high) wave.