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

  • The largest of the Schouten Islands of Indonesia, off the northwest coast of New Guinea. In World War II it was the scene of heavy fighting from May 27 to June 20, 1944.

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  • proper noun A small island north of New Guinea.
  • proper noun A language spoken on this island and others near it.

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