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- one of the Molucca Islands, southwest of Ceram, in Indonesia: 314 sq mi (813 sq km)
- seaport on this island: pop. 206,000
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A town of eastern Indonesia on the island of Ambon in the Moluccas near Ceram. Settled by the Portuguese in the 16th century, it was also the site of an English settlement that was destroyed by the Dutch in 1623.