American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An irregularly shaped island of central Indonesia on the equator east of Borneo. The Portuguese first visited the island in 1512 but were ousted by the Dutch in the 1600s. Noted for its rare species of fauna, it joined the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.
- n. a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
“The pollination that forests in Sulawesi, Indonesia, provide are worth nearly $26 per acre, according to a 2007 study, but ongoing forest conversion in the region is expected to cut pollination - and by extension, coffee yields in Sulawesi - by up to 18 percent over the next 20 years.”
“Sulawesi people have always known of pigs other than babirusas, as Sulawesi is also home to the Sulawesi warty pig Sus celebensis*.”
“Mammals in Sulawesi: where did they come from and when, and what happened to them when they got there?”
“It's not good that while our big cities are connected to the world outside, they are not connected to other islands in the East, such as Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara, and Papua," Yudhoyono said.”
“A national police spokesman said suspect Heru Kuncoro was captured last week, as part of raids in central Java, Borneo and Sulawesi linked to a plot to kill police with cyanide.”
“The spokesman said the group previously killed two policemen who were guarding a bank in Sulawesi.”
“Incomes are rising for farmers, miners and plantation workers on the islands of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi with the prices of rubber, palm oil, cocoa and coal.”
“Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island, has been dormant for years but rumbled back to life late last week.”
“Mimicry and foraging behaviour of two tropical sand-flat octopus species off North Sulawesi, Indonesia.”
“A national police spokesman said suspect Heru Kuncoro was captured last week, during raids in central Java, Borneo and Sulawesi linked to a plot to kill police with cyanide.”
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