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(Placename) an island of Indonesia, southeast of Sulawesi: hilly and forested. Chief town: Baubau. Area: 4555 sq km (1759 sq miles)


(ˈbu tʊŋ)

an island of Indonesia, SE of Sulawesi Island. 100 mi. (161 km) long.
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Some of the earliest states in the Malay Archipelago to convert to Islam were in the east, including Ternate, Gorontalo and Butung (Buton) in the period of the late fifteenth through to the mid-sixteenth centuries.
One grandson, Ince Bungsu, the seventh Makassar Kapitan Melayu (1750-52), was married to a peranakan Chinese, and their grandson, Ince Taman, was an imam of the Kampung Butung mosque, as were several cousins.
Musical links also exist between the island of Butung off Sulawesi's southeast coast and those orang Butung who migrated to Banda Island from the late nineteenth century to the present.