Celebes


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Cel·e·bes

 (sĕl′ə-bēz′, sə-lē′bēz′, sĕ-lā′bĕs)
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Celebes

(ˈsɛlɪbiːz; sɛˈliːbɪz)
n
(Placename) the English name for Sulawesi
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Su•la•we•si

(ˌsu lɑˈweɪ si)

n.
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.Celebes - 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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But he preferred to talk of his native country--a small Bugis state on the island of Celebes. I had visited it some time before, and he asked eagerly for news.
Windsor Earl has made some striking observations on this head in regard to the great Malay Archipelago, which is traversed near Celebes by a space of deep ocean; and this space separates two widely distinct mammalian faunas.
The natives belong to different islands in the East Indian archipelago, but all speak the same language: we saw the inhabitants of Borneo, Celebes, Java, and Sumatra.
Wide overlaps in the EEZs of the Philippines and Indonesia, which run across the Mindanao Sea and Celebes Sea, and in the southern section of the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean, required the two countries to negotiate and agree on a shared boundary.
'Wide overlaps in the EEZ of the Philippines and Indonesia, which run across the Mindanao Sea and Celebes Sea, and in the southern section of the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean, required the two countries to negotiate and agree on a shared boundary,' the DFA said.
Philippines-Indonesia boundary agreement takes effect !-- -- (Philstar.com) - August 2, 2019 - 2:47pm MANILA, Philippines The agreement on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone boundary in the Mindanao and Celebes Seas took officially entered into force Thursday after the ratification of the deal.
In past interviews, Lav talked about the film's storyline, saying, "It is the year 2034 AD and Southeast Asia, literally, because of the massive volcanic eruptions at the Celebes Sea in 2031.
Located in the most southeastern point of the country, Cape San Agustin is facing Davao Gulf on its west, Celebes Sea on its south and the vast Philippine Sea on its east.
Ship masters and crew are strongly urged to exercise extra vigilance when transiting the waters off Eastern Sabah (Malaysia) as well as the seas of Sulu and Celebes.
Lundi, les autorites indonesiennes ont creuse une fosse commune pour enterrer des centaines de victimes du seisme suivi d'un tsunami sur l'ile des Celebes, pour eviter tout risque sanitaire.