Aru Islands


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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

Arru Islands

pl n
(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)
n.pl.
an island group in Indonesia, SW of New Guinea. 3306 sq. mi. (8565 sq. km).
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Some of these birds fly to the nearby Aru Islands during the mating season, though such a journey can be treacherous because of the peculiar nature of their feathers.
His comments accord with the observation made by a Dutchman earlier in that century regarding the smoking process used by the indigenous hunters from one of the Aru Islands.
This paper explores the subsistence records from cave sites with Pleistocene-aged deposits in East Timor and the Aru Islands during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), and discusses these records within the context of the limited archaeological evidence for LGM occupation from elsewhere in the Indonesian Archipelago.
Keywords: Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), East Timor, Aru Islands, eastern Indonesia, Pleistocene fauna.
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.
Chris Healey heads off the volume with a preliminary account of 'the incorporation into the modern world system' (22) of Jirlay village in the remote Aru islands.
Being of a rather different kind than the first book it contains the results of excavation campaigns carried out on the Aru Islands located in Central Maluku between late 1995 and 1997.
It focuses largely on the empirical results of the first archeological survey and excavation program carried out on the remote Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia over three fieldwork seasons (19951997).
Dr Veth's recent Australasian research projects (with postgraduates and colleagues) include the Murray Islands archaeology project (involving studies of maritime economies and trading systems on Mer and Dauar Islands), the Western Desert arid zone project (involving excavation and recording of habitation places, totemic landscapes and rock art galleries) and the Bridging Wallace's Line project (focusing on habitation sites from the Aru Islands, which were once part of Greater Australia).
Prior to World War I, several hundred Japanese divers were employed by the Celebes Trading Company for pearl fishing around the Aru Islands, but they hardly made any remittances for they spent most of their earnings lavishly on prostitutes, gambling and drinking during the off-season.
5) The present article describes the music-cultures in Ternate and Tidore in northern Maluku; Ambon, the Uliase islands, Seram, Buru and Banda islands in central Maluku; and the Kai archipelago, the Aru islands, Tanimbar and the Luang or Babar archipelago in southeast Maluku.