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 (sĕl′ə-bēz′, sə-lē′bēz′, sĕ-lā′bĕs)


(ˈsɛlɪbiːz; sɛˈliːbɪz)
(Placename) the English name for Sulawesi


(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.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.
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.
From the airport, we rolled through Bongao's concrete roads and passed through the historic Ridjiki ('blessing') boulevard, built near the big expanse of Sulu and Celebes seas.
According to Gavan, all PCG stations under PCG District Southwestern Mindanao have been on high alert level status as contained in the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Orders issued by Secretary Arthur Tugade, which aimed to prevent the movement of lawless personalities in the areas, weapons and illegal drugs across the Sulu and Celebes Seas.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has allocated P30 million for explorations of Philippine Rise and Celebes Sea this year.
Zamboanga City shares a border with Zamboanga del Norte, which is not included in the proposed territory and is across the Celebes Sea from Basilan.
Seventeen Vietnamese sailors were taken captive in the south of the Philippines when pro-Daesh militants attacked commercial ships in the Sulu and Celebes seas, generating millions of dollars from ransom payments.
De ahi que cuando esta lista la nueva casa, el morador toradja de Celebes mata una cabra, un cerdo o un bufalo y unta todas las partes de madera con la sangre.
Separately, Southeast Asia is already grappling with piracy and terrorism in the Sulu Celebes Sea region, and when it showed some signs of ebbing, recent traffic accidents brought a different additional concern to the forefront - safety at sea.
In April, a pilot was forced to eject from a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet during an attempted landing on the deck of the Vinson in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines, according to an official (http://www.
The fishing grounds in the region include Illana Bay, Moro Gulf, Basilan Strait, Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea.