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(Placename) an island in Indonesia, off the NE coast of Java: extensive forests and saline springs. Capital: Pamekasan. Area: 5472 sq km (2113 sq miles)
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(məˈdʊər ə)

an island in Indonesia, off the NE coast of Java. 2112 sq. mi. (5470 sq. km).
Dutch, Madoera.
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The role of Chinese traders in collecting rice in Indramayu Regency is reflected in the reports of the inquiries into the so-called 'diminishing welfare' of indigenous population in lava during 1903-05; Onderzoek naar de Mindere Welvaart der Inlandsche Bevolking op lava en Madoera (hereafter OMW), Overzicht van de Uitkomsten der Gewestelijke Onderzoekingen naar de Economie van de Desa in de Residentie Cheribon (Buitenzorg, 1907), pp.
The first motor vehicle taxes were imposed in 1932 in the Outer Regions and in 1933 in Java and Madoera. At the end of 1934 a new motor vehicle tax regulation was implemented that applied to the whole of the East Indies.
For example, the report on Dutch New Guinea was checked by a Dutch lady and former resident who was working as a censor, and the one on Java and Madoera was checked by the CIC agent who was author, and the same lady--see Intelligence Series, 'CIC', page 36 footnotes.
Overzicht van den Economischen Toestand der Inheemsche Bevolking van Java en Madoera. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1921.
Huender, Overzicht van den economischen toestand der inheemsche bevolking van Java en Madoera ('s Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1921), pp.
1994a De stille macht; Het Europese binnenlands bestuur op Java en Madoera, 1808 1942.
(51) For an overview of the Dutch colonial government's food policy in this period, see 'Voedselproblemen en overheidspolitiek op Java en Madoera [Food problems and the government policies in Java and Madura]', Koloniaal Tijdschrift, (Dec.