Moluccas

geographical name
Mo·​luc·​cas | \ mə-ˈlə-kəz How to pronounce Moluccas (audio) \
variants: or Indonesian Maluku \ mə-​ˈlü-​(ˌ)kü How to pronounce Maluku (audio) \

Definition of Moluccas

islands of Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago between Sulawesi and New Guinea area 32,307 square miles (83,675 square kilometers), population 2,300,000 — see halmahera

Other Words from Moluccas

Molucca \ mə-​ˈlə-​kə How to pronounce Molucca (audio) \ or Moluccan \ mə-​ˈlə-​kən How to pronounce Moluccan (audio) \ adjective

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“Moluccas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moluccas. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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