American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of eastern Indonesia in the northern Moluccas east of northeast Sulawesi. Settled by the Portuguese (1521-1574), it was subjugated by the Dutch in 1683.
“After brief stops on the islands of Timor, Banda, and Amboyna, he fetched up at a place called Ternate.”
“Ternate, which is in about the same latitude as Singapore, is said to have been the spot where it was truly indigenous, but no doubt the tree is to be found on most of the Moluccas.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“Motir, which was then called Ternate, a deputy, or viceroy, of the king of that island came off to the ship in a great canoe, and entreated the admiral to anchor at that island, and not at Tidore; assuring him, in the name of the king, that he would be wondrous glad to see him, and to do all that the admiral could require.”
“The king of Ternate is a prince of great power, having seventy islands under his authority, besides Ternate, which is the best of the Molucca islands.”
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10 Arranged in systematic order: Forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present time.
“Enny Inayat al Hadar , a woman who specializes in eastern Indonesian food from Ternate, set up a Facebook page and started taking special orders after catering an event last year.”
“EPA Mount Gamalama spewed thick ash and gas as seen from Ternate, Indonesia, on Monday.”
“He fell in love on first sight with the island of Ternate in 1512, and set himself up as trade emissary and god-king.”
“The rich volcanic soils of Ternate, Tidore, and nearby islands have been aggressively cultivated for cloves and other spices for centuries.”
“He repeated his orders: the Danshui fortress must be dismantled and all operations moved to Jilong. 21 The new governor complied, except for following missionaries 'advice to preserve a small redoubt that guarded an entrance to Jilong. 22 According to some accounts, Corcuera later exiled him to Ternate for his disobedience. 23 Corcuera sent another letter, ordering that still more forces be withdrawn from Formosa.”
“See Governors of Kelung (Formosa) during Spanish Domination, 1626 – 1642, anonymous and undated (but clearly from the twentieth century), APSR (Avila), Formosa, vol. 1, cuadernillo 11, which states that the governor exiled to Ternate was Don Francisco Hernandez rather than Palomino, which is who Quirós says was exiled to Ternate. back”
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