from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Sulawesi.
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- proper n. The former name of Sulawesi
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- n. a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
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Both country claim ownership over the oil rich sea block situated in Celebes Sea which borders with Malaysian state Sabah.
These have their metropolis in Madagascar, but are found also in Africa, in Ceylon, in the peninsula of India, and in the Malay Archipelago as far as Celebes, which is its furthest eastern limit.
Wallace could expect about five months of this weather if he hung around here in southern Celebes, he was told.
For several days after leaving Unsang, we had but little or no wind, and we were borne away by a strong easterly current, till we were carried in sight of Celebes, which is high and mountainous, and covered with dense forests of gigantic trees.
The most famous part of the coffee area in Sulawesi (previously called Celebes) is Toraja, which is in the center of the coffee production area and located in the highest parts of the Sesean Mountains.
"Celebes," he says, "is the key to the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, which are necessarily under the power of the people who are masters of this island.
Scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography last week published photographs and information of a newly discovered species found in the Celebes Sea between Indonesia and the Philippines: the squidworm.
Teuthidodrilus samae was discovered in October 2007 by a remotely operated vehicle in the deepest reaches of the Celebes.
My hubby went to the back corners of Indonesia in '68 with the Peace Corps, learned in Tarajaland (Borneo or South Celebes, can't recall) about how the villagers used to' adopt 'baby Orangs and train them to do housework.
The Celebes Sea is thought to have formed more than 40m years ago between what is now the Philippines and Indonesia.