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A·ru Islands also A·roe Islands or Ar·roe Islands (ä′ro͞o)
An island group of eastern Indonesia, part of the Moluccas in the Arafura Sea southwest of New Guinea. The islands were colonized by the Dutch after 1623.
Aru Islands (ˈɑːruː) or
(Placename) a group of islands in Indonesia, in the SW Moluccas. Area: about 8500 sq km (3300 sq miles)
A′ru Is′lands (ˈɑr u)
an island group in Indonesia, SW of New Guinea. 3306 sq. mi. (8565 sq. km).
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The Archaeology of the Aru Islands
, Eastern Indonesia (terra australis 22).
In addition to the completion of peer-reviewed papers and chapters, significant progress has been made in the production of two edited volumes covering the archaeology of the Aru Islands
(which were once occupied as part of Greater Australia) and comparative studies of global desert people and their societies through time.
The company which got fishing concession in the Aru islands
in Southeast Maluku, is operating some 150 fishing vessels and a number of fish processing factories.