from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of eastern Indonesia between New Guinea and Sulawesi. It is the largest of the Moluccas. Japanese installations on the island were a frequent target for Allied bombing raids in 1944.

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  • proper n. A large island in Indonesia, the largest in the Maluku islands.


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  • The helicopter was heading to the Gosowong mine on the island of Halmahera, which is owned by Newcrest Mining Limited.

    Mining Employees Killed in Helicopter Crash in Indonesia

  • The most luxuriant rain forests occur in northwest Morotai and north Halmahera, as opposed to the south arm of Halmahera, which is in the rain shadow of north Halmahera and Bacan.

    Halmahera rain forests

  • In a statement Thursday, Newcrest said the company-chartered helicopter was travelling from Manado, on Sulawesi island, to the Gosowong gold mine that it operates with PT Aneka Tambang on the island of Halmahera when it went down.

    Newcrest Halts Indonesia Gold Output After Crash

  • The helicopter was chartered by PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, a joint venture between Newcrest Mining Ltd and PT Aneka Tambang, the Australian company said in a statement.

    Indonesia helicopter crash kills 10

  • It was heading to Newcrest's Gosowong Mine on the island of Halmahera.

    Indonesia helicopter crash kills 10

  • Meanwhile, the company is planning a new, small plant to help power nickel smelters on the remote northeastern island of Halmahera and hopes to begin contruction next year there as well.

    Indonesia's Star Energy Delays IPO Plans

  • The tropical islands that constitute the complex and mountainous terrain of the Halmahera Rain Forests are an important part of the region known as Wallacea, which contains a very distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species.

    Halmahera rain forests

  • With nearly 80 percent of its original forest still intact, the Halmahera Rain Forests ecoregion is largely free of intense habitat conversion threats.

    Halmahera rain forests

  • The world's largest bee-the rare, 4-cm Wallace's giant bee Chalocodoma pluto-is also found on Bacan, Tidore, and Halmahera.

    Halmahera rain forests

  • This ecoregion represents the moist forests on Halmahera, Morotai, Obi, Bacan, and the other nearby Maluku Islands in the northeastern Indonesian Archipelago.

    Halmahera rain forests


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