Sulawesi meaning

sĕl'ə-bēz', sə-lē'bēz', sĕ-lā'bĕs
An irregularly shaped island of central Indonesia on the equator east of Borneo. Noted for its many endemic animal species, it is inhabited by various Austronesian peoples and was colonized by the Portuguese (1500s) and Dutch (1600s) before joining the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.
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Island of Indonesia, in the Malay Archipelago, east of Borneo: 74,005 sq mi (191,671 sq km)
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