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

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  • It was during his second stay on Ternate that Alfred Russell Wallace first experienced an earthquake. The world of books is full of such trivia.

    The Malay Archipelago, Vol. II.

    November 21, 2012