Madura


Ma·du·ra

geographical name \mə-ˈdr-ə\

Definition of MADURA

island Indonesia off coast of NE Java area (with adjacent islands) 2113 square miles (5494 square kilometers), pop 1,858,183
Mad·u·rese \ˌma-də-ˈrēz, ˌma-jə-, -ˈrēs\ adjective or noun

Variants of MADURA

Ma·du·ra or Dutch Ma·doe·ra \mə-ˈdr-ə\

Rhymes with MADURA

Madura

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Island, Jawa Timur province, Indonesia, off northeastern Java. Its capital is Pamekasan. With an area of 2,042 sq mi (5,290 sq km), it has a hilly terrain rising to more than 1,400 ft (430 m) in the east. Dutch influence was established in the late 17th century. Madura was attached to Java as a residency in 1885 and became part of Indonesia in 1949. Bull races, usually held in September, attract huge crowds.

Variants of MADURA

Madura Dutch Madoera

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