Makassar

geographical name
Ma·​kas·​sar | \ mə-ˈka-sər How to pronounce Makassar (audio) \

Definition of Makassar

1 or Macassar strait in Indonesia between eastern Borneo and western Sulawesi that connects the Celebes Sea with the Java Sea
2 or formerly Ujung Pandang \ ü-​ˌju̇ŋ-​(ˌ)pän-​ˈdäŋ How to pronounce Makassar (audio) \ city and port on Makassar Strait in southwestern Sulawesi, Indonesia population 1,335,000

Other Words from Makassar

Makassarese \ mə-​ˌka-​sə-​ˈrēz How to pronounce Makassar (audio) , -​ˈrēs \ noun

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“Makassar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Makassar. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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