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 (hăl′mə-hĕr′ə, häl′mä-hĕ′rä)
An island of eastern Indonesia between New Guinea and Sulawesi. It is the largest of the Moluccas. Japanese installations on the island were a frequent target for Allied bombing raids in 1944.
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(Placename) an island in NE Indonesia, the largest of the Moluccas: consists of four peninsulas enclosing three bays; mountainous and forested. Area: 17 780 sq km (6865 sq miles). Former names: Djailolo, Gilolo or Jilolo
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(ˌhæl məˈhɛr ə, ˌhɑl-)

an island in NE Indonesia: the largest of the Moluccas. ab. 100,000; 6928 sq. mi. (17,944 sq. km).
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As of Monday, 66 aftershocks had been recorded and some people in South Halmahera were still taking refuge on higher ground fearful of a tsunami, Wibowo said.
Christian missionaries to Halmahera. as elsewhere, offered themselves as a new source of knowledge.
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Jaya said the financing could be used for the East Halmahera ferronickel plant because the project needs supplies and equipment from abroad.
The quake's epicenter was located at 0.89 degrees southern latitude, 126.88 degrees eastern longitude, 132 km southwest of South Halmahera, and at a depth of 10 km below sea level.
The smelter with a production capacity of 27,000 tons of ferronickel to be built in Halmahera Timur is expected to be operational in 2014.
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