Sulawesi

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Su·la·we·si

 (so͞o′lä-wā′sē) also Cel·e·bes (sĕl′ə-bēz′, sə-lē′bēz′, sĕ-lā′bĕs)
An irregularly shaped island of central Indonesia on the equator east of Borneo. Noted for its many endemic animal species, it is inhabited by various Austronesian peoples and was colonized by the Portuguese (1500s) and Dutch (1600s) before joining the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.

Sulawesi

(ˌsuːləˈweɪsɪ)
n
(Placename) an island in E Indonesia: mountainous and forested, with volcanoes and hot springs. Pop: 14 946 488 (2000). Area (including adjacent islands): 229 108 sq km (88 440 sq miles). Also called: Celebes

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.Sulawesi - 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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On February 16, the ferret accompanied a strike mission of twenty four 42nd Bomb Group (M) B-25s against the Kendari supply area and adjacent Mega village on southeast Celebes Island.
This shroud from the Celebes Island, Indonesia, is one of fifty exhibits in 'The Fabric of Life: Ikat Textiles of Indonesia' (28 February-24 September) at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
East Timor's President-elect Xanana Gusmao will pay a four-day visit to Indonesia from Thursday to meet Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and visit refugees on Celebes Island.