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Synonyms for Moluccas

a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea

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Indonesia's meteorology agency recorded Sunday's quake at a magnitude of 7.2 at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) on the southern part of Halmahera in the North Moluccas. The quake was also felt in Sulawesi and in Papua.
It was hardly surprising that the king flatly turned down his request for a single caravel to embark on his dream of following a westerly route to the Pacific Ocean and the Moluccas, known as the Spice Islands, with their coveted nutmeg, mace, cloves and other spices.
The author describes the difficult coexistence of the Portuguese and Spanish administrations in East Asia, the general lack of trust between the inhabitants of Manila and Macao, and the reluctance of the Portuguese occupants of the Moluccas to collaborate with the Spanish.
(4) By the East Indies we refer here collectively to the Indonesian islands, which include Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Borneo and the Maluku islands (the Moluccas or the Dutch East Indies), and the Indian subcontinent.
But en route to the Indonesian island of Ternate Moluccas, the ship, led by a Captain Nelson, was sunk, likely as a result of a "catastrophic explosion".
Manise, which means beautiful, is the right expression to describe Maluku (Moluccas).
Its aim was to establish a good route to Moluccas but, heading south, Cabot decided to explore the Rio de la Plata.
The book also shows that black Tudors lived and worked at many levels of society, often far from the sophistication and patronage of court life, from a west African man called Dederi Jaquoah, who spent two years living with an English merchant, to Diego, a sailor who was enslaved by the Spanish in Panama, came to Plymouth and died in Moluccas, having circumnavigated half the globe with Sir Francis Drake.
He was involved in almost all the battles the VOC fought in his years--on Java, Batavia in particular, in the Moluccas, where he participated in the notorious Banda Massacre, and he was also in China, Macao and Formosa.
Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia: Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas. By Sumanto Al Qurtuby.
There were hats from France and Bruges, aniseed and almonds, rice and saffron from the Mediterranean; there was sandalwood from India and exotic things like mace, cloves and nutmeg which had made their way from the far-off Moluccas (the Philippines) to end up on Newcastle Quayside.
Masela, located in the Arafura Sea (Moluccas), is IndonesiaC[bar]s largest deep-water gas project.
(North Maluku is part of what used to be known as the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, the center of colonial-era spice trade.) Inspired by the women's artwork, they designed a mural composed of three circles representing the transition from day to night.
At the time, the city was the fulcrum of an empire that stretched as far as India and the Moluccas in the east, Angola and Mozambique in the south, and Brazil in the west.
In the early 1980s, KUFPEC got 40% in the onshore Seram block, on the islands of Moluccas (west of Papua), where in 1994 it found the Seram oilfield in a Pre-Tertiary Fm.