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 (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


(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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Noun1.Sulawesi - a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
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Sulawesi Black Crested Macaques are a critically endangered breed native to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and have lost up to 80% of their population.
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The 13 special economic zones are the one in Morowali in Central Sulawesi, the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Sei Mangkei in North Sumatra, Bantaeng in South Sulawesi, JIIPE Gresik in East Java, Kendal in Central Java, Wilmar in Serang, Banten; Dumai in Riau, Konawe in Southeast Sulawesi; KEK Palu in Central Sulawesi, Bitung in North Sulawesi, Ketapang in West Kalimantan, KEK Lhokseumawe Aceh and KI Tanjung Buton in Riau.
The Ayala group's power unit AC Energy expects its 75-megawatt wind project in Indonesia to go online in the first quarter of 2018 as construction makes headway in South Sulawesi.
ABSTRACT: This research aimed to obtain the effectiveness of the learning device of Basic Dance South Sulawesi implemented, particularly in ethnic Mandar in terms of responses given by students.
Of note, in Sulawesi, the only positive macaques were pets sampled from South Sulawesi and West Sulawesi Provinces, which make up the island's southwestern peninsula (Figure).
To augment the many studies of large, public rituals among the Toraja people in the Mamasa district and town on the island of Sulawesi in Malaysia, Buijs examines how people are also personally looking for blessing from the other world of the gods, experiencing religion as a personal and individual relationship with the gods.
The capture of Muhammad Basri Wednesday is another blow to the militant group, based in Central Sulawesi province.
Indonesia has launched an aggressive, military-backed, security campaign in the jungles of Sulawesi island as it battles the threat from growing domestic support for the IS militant group.
Fujitsu built the system at the request of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Indonesia Office, and together with the North Sulawesi province River Basin Organization Sulawesi I, Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PU-PERA BWS Sulawesi I), are from February 23 to March 18 conducting a field trial to evaluate its usability and effectiveness.
Toolmakers ventured from Southeast Asia to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi deep in the Stone Age, far earlier than previously thought and probably before Homo sapiens originated in Africa 200,000 years ago, researchers say.
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