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Spice Islands

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Spice Islands

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(Placename) the former name of the Moluccas

Mo•luc•cas

(məˈlʌk əz)

n.pl.
a group of islands in Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. 1,411,006; ab. 30,000 sq. mi. (78,000 sq. km). Also called Moluc′ca Is′lands. Formerly, Spice Islands.
Mo•luc′can, adj., n.
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Noun1.Spice Islands - a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New GuineaSpice Islands - a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
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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In the interval of these consultations, my friend, who was always upon the search for business, proposed another voyage among the Spice Islands, to bring home a loading of cloves from the Manillas, or thereabouts.
The scent of the spice islands was in his nostrils as he had known it on warm, breathless nights at sea, or he beat up against the southeast trades through long tropic days, sinking palm-tufted coral islets in the turquoise sea behind and lifting palm-tufted coral islets in the turquoise sea ahead.
Like a well, like a vault, like a tomb, the prison had no knowledge of the brightness outside, and would have kept its polluted atmosphere intact in one of the spice islands of the Indian ocean.
His plan was to follow this route to reach the Moluccas (Spice Islands), the key to the strategic and tremendously lucrative spice trade.
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It is instructive to note that during the voyage to the Spice Islands of the Armada de Maluco, the fleet he so intrepidly led, Magellan and his navigators recorded the time difference between hemispheres, never before observed.
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The Philippines was named after King Philip II, the Spanish king who funded Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's expedition that sought to find a western sea route to the Spice Islands. The expedition brought Magellan and his companions to the Philippines in 1521.
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Smaller, greener and less-developed, Pemba attracts just a fraction of the region's visitors and is the focus of Australian adventure travel company Intrepid's new Spice Islands sailing tour.
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Magellan is one of the best known explorers in history, and his voyage taking an easterly route to the Spice Islands from Spain in the 1500s was unprecedented.