or Indonesian Maluku geographical name islands Indonesia in Malay Archipelago between Sulawesi & New Guinea area 32,307 square miles (83,675 square kilometers), population 1,857,790 — see HalmaheraMolucca or Moluccan adjective

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  • Moluccas — [mō luk′əz, məluk′əz] group of islands of Indonesia, between Sulawesi & New Guinea: 28,767 sq mi (74,506 sq km); pop. 1,742,000: also Molucca Islands Molucca adj. Moluccan …   English World dictionary

  • Moluccas — Moluccan, adj., n. /meuh luk euhz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a group of islands in Indonesia, between Sulawesi (Celebes) and New Guinea. 995,000; ab. 30,000 sq. mi. (78,000 sq. km). Also called Molucca Islands, Spice Islands. * * * Indonesian… …   Universalium

  • Moluccas — noun An archipelago in Indonesia. Syn: Maluku, Maluku Islands, Moluccan Islands, Spice Islands …   Wiktionary

  • MOLUCCAS —    or SPICE ISLANDS    (400), an archipelago of mountainous islands, mostly volcanic, between Celebes and New Guinea, is in two main groups; in the N. the largest island is Jilolo, but the most important Tidor and Ternate, which export spices,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Moluccas — n. Maluku Islands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Moluccas — Mo•luc•cas [[t]məˈlʌk əz[/t]] n. pl. geg a group of islands in Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. 1,411,006; ab. 30,000 sq. mi. (78,000 sq. km) Also called Moluc′ca Is′lands. Formerly,Spice Islands Mo•luc′can, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • Moluccas — /məˈlʌkəz/ (say muh lukuhz) plural noun → Maluku Islands …   Australian English dictionary

  • Moluccas —   Moluka …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Moluccas — noun a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands • Syn: ↑Spice Islands •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • South Moluccas — The South Moluccas consist of about 150 islands in the Banda Sea. The main islands are Ceram, Ambon, and Buru. The people of the South Moluccas are mainly Melanesian Christians, numbering about one million. The islands are a part of the Republic… …   Wikipedia

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