Sulawesi

geographical name
Su·​la·​we·​si | \ ˌsü-lä-ˈwā-sē \
variants: or Celebes \ ˈse-​lə-​ˌbēz , sə-​ˈlē-​bēz \

Definition of Sulawesi

island of Indonesia east of Borneo; capital Makassar area 72,775 square miles (188,487 square kilometers), population 12,520,711

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