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Am·bon

 (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.
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Ambon

(ˈɑːmbɔːn)
n
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
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Am•bon

(ˈɑm bɔn)

also Am•boi•na

(æmˈbɔɪ nə)

n.
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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References in periodicals archive ?
For example, Gerrit Knaap's chapter on seventeenth-century Amboina makes an important first step in relating a wealth of information about Amboinese society, especially gender relations, to an English-reading audience.
Knaap describes how the arrival of Christianity, Islam and Dutch colonialism enhanced patriarchal power in Amboinese society rather than altered it.
Under this immigration policy the population grew to include people of diverse ethnicities: Chinese, Malay, Burmese, Makassarese, Bugis, Badjaos, Ternatans and Amboinese. The Dutch inadvertently contributed to its success when they disturbed local trading patterns and pursued trade policies that were monopolistic.