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(both: sā`räm), island, c.6,600 sq mi (17,100 sq km), E Indonesia, W of New Guinea, second largest of the MoluccasMoluccas
or Spice Islands,
Bahasa Indonesia Maluku, Du. Molukken, island group and prov. (1990 pop. 1,856,075), c.32,300 sq mi (83,660 sq km), E Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. The capital of the province is Ambon, on Ambon island.
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; also called Seran or Serang. Its chief port and town is Masohi. Traversed by a central mountain range rising to 9,905 ft (3,019 m) at Mt. Binaiyi, the island is c.210 mi (340 km) long and c.40 mi (60 km) wide. The interior has dense rain forests and is largely unexplored. Copra, resin, sago, and fish are important products. Oil is exploited in the northeast near Bula. Portuguese missionaries were active there in the 16th cent. Dutch trading posts were opened in the early 17th cent., and the island came under nominal Dutch control c.1650.


, Ceram
an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas, separated from New Guinea by the Ceram Sea: mountainous and densely forested. Area: 17 150 sq. km (6622 sq. miles)
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We know that the COR(P25) network is the best radio communications system for us," said Daniel Tetu, director of the SERAM project.
The argument Valeri makes about humans and animals in Seram can be made in a similar way about the relationship between Funar residents and the landscape, from which their ancestors are said to have emerged.
KUFPEC has a topping plant built on Seram island by Daewoo and Istana, which can turn 18,000 b/d of crude oil into naphtha and HSFO.
The roasting machines and most of the coffee processing is done by Brambati; the myriad packaging lines include those by Goglio Luigi, Seram, Gino Rossi and Opem.
On the contemporary uses of colonial history and the legitimation of political status in archipelagic Southeast Seram.
Some indigenous faiths, including the "Naurus" on Seram Island in Maluku Province, incorporate Hindu beliefs.
In Indonesia, we recently commenced drilling on our offshore Seram prospect and expect drilling results before year-end.
On Sunday, minor clashes and tension were reported in Masohi, the main town of Seram Island in Central Maluku, and its surrounding areas, claiming at least 61 Muslims, mostly Javanese migrants, and 12 Christians.
The ferry KM Masnait, en route from Ambon to the port of Waipirit on Seram island, about 1,450 miles east of Jakarta, was swamped by two large waves and capsized.
The Company) (OTC:CART) is pleased to announce that the SERAM studies institute, in France, has finalized the case study of a Cartis cartridge dedicated to the treatment of scale and hard water.
The police had initially arrested one Seram Sanatomba Singh, a municipal councillor who was also a part of the group on Friday.
KUFPEC has a 20,000 b/d topping plant built on Seram island by Daewoo and Istana, which can turn 18,000 b/d of crude oil into naphtha and high sulphur fuel oil.