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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A semiautonomous region and former sultanate of northwest Sumatra, Indonesia. The first part of Indonesia to convert to Islam (c. 13th century), Aceh was the site of a secessionist insurgency from the 1970s until the signing of a peace agreement with the national government in 2005. In 2004, Aceh was devastated by a severe tsunami that killed over 100,000 people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A special territory (province) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra.
  • proper noun The Acehnese language.

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