Sulawesi(redirected from Celebes Island)
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Su·la·we·si(so͞o′lä-wā′sē) also Cel·e·bes (sĕl′ə-bēz′, sə-lē′bēz′, sĕ-lā′bĕs)
An irregularly shaped island of central Indonesia on the equator east of Borneo. Noted for its many endemic animal species, it is inhabited by various Austronesian peoples and was colonized by the Portuguese (1500s) and Dutch (1600s) before joining the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.
(Placename) an island in E Indonesia: mountainous and forested, with volcanoes and hot springs. Pop: 14 946 488 (2000). Area (including adjacent islands): 229 108 sq km (88 440 sq miles). Also called: Celebes
Su•la•we•si(ˌsu lɑˈweɪ si)
an island in central Indonesia, E of Borneo. 10,409,533 with adjacent islands; 72,986 sq. mi. (189,034 sq. km). Formerly, Celebes.
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|Noun||1.||Sulawesi - a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia|