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Su·la·we·si

 (so͞o′lä-wā′sē) also Cel·e·bes (sĕl′ə-bēz′, sə-lē′bēz′, sĕ-lā′bĕs)
An irregularly shaped island of central Indonesia on the equator east of Borneo. Noted for its many endemic animal species, it is inhabited by various Austronesian peoples and was colonized by the Portuguese (1500s) and Dutch (1600s) before joining the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.

Sulawesi

(ˌsuːləˈweɪsɪ)
n
(Placename) an island in E Indonesia: mountainous and forested, with volcanoes and hot springs. Pop: 14 946 488 (2000). Area (including adjacent islands): 229 108 sq km (88 440 sq miles). Also called: Celebes

Su•la•we•si

(ˌsu lɑˈweɪ si)

n.
an island in central Indonesia, E of Borneo. 10,409,533 with adjacent islands; 72,986 sq. mi. (189,034 sq. km). Formerly, Celebes.
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Noun1.Sulawesi - a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
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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(55) There has also been inter-group conflict elsewhere in Indonesia such as between Muslims and Christians in Poso in Central Sulawezi and between local Dyaks and internal Madurese migrants to Kalimantan.
In April and May of 2005, tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia mounted over a maritime territorial dispute in the Ambalat area of the Sulawezi Sea.
(72) "Malaysia, Indonesia Agree to Standoff in Sulawezi Sea," Voice of America, May 6, 2005.