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 (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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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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(ˈɑm bɔn)

also Am•boi•na

(æmˈbɔɪ nə)

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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Indonesia has strict laws against separatism, in 2008 handing down a life sentence to a man in the Maluku islands capital of Ambon for displaying the RMS flag in front of the visiting president.
The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Ambon, the capital of Maluku province and 3 MMI in Nabire and 2 MMI in Wamena of Papua, he said.
Dat waren Ambon, Batavia, Formosa, Ceylon en Kaap de Goede Hoop.
local time, with its epicenter located 2,610 kilometers east of Jakarta, 365 km southeast of Ambon, the capital of Maluku Province, and 700 km north of Darwin, Australia.
Using the most popular site, Ambon Berdarah On-Line (Bloody Ambon Online), a site dedicated to "News and Pictures about Ambon/Maluku Tragedy", Christians deepened their anti-Muslim sentiments.
Indonesia's Mandala Airlines has resumed its flights from Jakarta to Ambon, citing improving security conditions in Ambon since the service was terminated in 1999.
Ambon--A Christian village outside Ambon has been ambushed by terrorists, resulting in the brutal slayings of 14 Christians, among them a six-month-old baby who was stabbed to death.
INDONESIA: A bomb blast killed four people and injured more than 50 others in Ambon, eastern Indonesia.
The Thursday accident was the second ferry disaster in Indonesia since May, when a ferry sank in Ambon waters, resulting in the death of over 40 people.
In the latest clashes in the battle-scarred main city of Ambon, seven people were killed yesterday and a mosque was burned along with dozens of houses.
Recent research into the rituals has made available valuable data on the ritual music and dance, their socio-cosmic meanings, and the social-morphological aspects of the performing arts.(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.
The President Of Association Of Music Band Owners Of Nigeria (AMBON), Akinloye Tofowomo popularly known as Akiin Shuga has said that the business of live music will stand the test of time.