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also Ce·ram  (sā′räm′, sĕ-räN′)
An island of eastern Indonesia in the Moluccas west of New Guinea bordering the Ceram Sea.
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(sɪˈræm) or


(Placename) an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas, separated from New Guinea by the Ceram Sea: mountainous and densely forested. Area: 17 150 sq km (6622 sq miles). Also called: Serang
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or Se•ram

(sɪˈræm, ˈseɪ rɑm)

an island of the Moluccas in Indonesia, W of New Guinea. 100,000; 7191 sq. mi. (18,625 sq. km).
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I was sent to deliver aid to Seram [a large island next to Ambon island]...
The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has gradually been building the 914-kilometer Trans Maluku Road on Seram Island, Maluku Province.
Sollewijn Gelpke, 'The report of Miguel Roxo de Brito of his voyage in 1581-1582 to the Raja Ampat, the MacCluer Gulf and Seram', Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 150 (1994): 125-7.
It was a whale that washed up on the Indonesian island of Seram late last week.
The creature was found on Tuesday night on the northern shoreline of Seram Island in the province of Maluku, the Jakarta Globe reported.
[6] Matatula, M.J., 2010.Analisis Finansial Usaha Peternakan Sapi Potong Pola Gaduhan di Kecamatan Kairatu,Kabupaten Seram Bagian Barat.
Indonesia regained control of Ambon, with rms troops and civilians retreating to Seram, which as vast and inhospitable terrain, was ideal for a sustained guerrilla war.
The Lupar chief, whose name was Kia, was from the Seram river in Sarawak (Figure 1).
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True, there are other places where people attribute to witches powers similar to those that Bulinese attribute to gua, such as Bati in eastern Seram. Yet, five hundred miles due south of Buli, among Nuaulu people in central Seram, who have largely resisted religious conversion and have seen their population triple over a fifty-year period, sorcery is certainly part of everyday life, but when it comes to making sense of misfortune, ancestral spirits rather than cannibal witches are the suspects.