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or Ma·ka·sar  (mə-kăs′ər)
A city of central Indonesia on southwest Sulawesi Island. Settled by the Portuguese in 1512 at the invitation of the local ruler, it fell to the Dutch in the 1600s. From 1971 to 1999, it was known as Ujung Pandang.
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(məˈkæsə; -ˈkɑː-) ,




(Placename) a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000). Former name (1971–99): Ujung Pandang
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The second phase of Indonesian Haj pilgrims started landing in Jeddah with the arrival of a 455-strong contingent from Makasar's Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in South Sulawesi.
(73) Claudine Lombard Salmon, 'La communaute chinoise de Makasar. Vie religieuse', T'oung Pao, 2nd ser., 55, 4-5 (1969): 272-3; Vivien-Lee Nyitray, 'Becoming the Empress of Heaven: The life and bureaucratic career of Mazu', in Goddesses who rule, ed.
(1) Based on these indigenous sources, historians have produced numerous regional histories of South Sulawesi (2) as well as edited versions of major Bugis and Makasar chronicles.
Brigadier Asiri said that the situation in Aden is improving day after day adding that operations were confined to Mualla area and Khor Makasar in which the militias are entrenched in a defensive position, and noting that the People's Committees are now searching for weapons and ammunition sites inside houses and among them.
As noted elsewhere (Blust 2010:47) practical considerations suggest that the AN migration into Borneo from the Philippines led to a major population split between groups that followed the coast facing the South China Sea, and groups that followed the coast facing the Makasar Strait.
and 1:00p.m., and took place mostly in the Adeni districts of Khour Makasar, Al-Mu'ala and Crater City.
AP I operates 13 airports in eastern Indonesia including Juanda in Surabaya, Hasanudin in Makasar, Frans Kasiepo in Biak.
His speech at Makasar in May 1954, when he appeared to praise the mystical tendencies of simple peasants, earned him a fatwa from local religious teachers (see Anon.
Distance is the minimum distance in kilometres to one of the five main cities in the country (Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Makasar, or Batam).
With Lapis-AusAID Australia (2004-2009), the Centre reached another sensitive area of activity - holding workshops on gender responsive school-based management in madrasahs (Islamic schools) in six different cities of four provinces (Yogyakarta, Central Java, East Java, Makasar, NTB) over a period of three years.