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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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The merchants of Southeast Seram divided the Bird's Head into three: Notan, Onin Lascar, and Onin Kowiai.
Maluku Development of equipment Amahai--Masohi--Simpang and road transport safety Makariki--Liang-- facility under the plan to Waiselan--Kairatu and develop Seram island's Simpang Makariki--Waipia-- southern highway that will Saleman--Besi--Wahai-- provide connections Pasahari--Kobisonta-- between cities.
The Nuaulu all-wood pounders of this type from south Seram (Figure 6) are rare, and the whole can be reinforced or not with a rattan piece across the angle, with a metal ferrule on the end of the blade.
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Seram [2[degrees]04'S, 128[degrees]10'E]: 2 [male],11 [female],4 juveniles, Western part, Pira, 16 November 1996, R.
Conhecemos cartas enderecadas a grupos de varias pessoas, cartas que se colocam no correio sabendo que seram abertas (em tempos de vigilancia policial apertada) ou lidas por pessoas a quem supostamente nom estejam destinadas (nos epistolarios que conhecemos som frequentes as referencias a leitura das cartas a outras pessoas, a leitura em voz alta, e som conhecidos casos de copia e difusom de cartas formalmente pessoais).
State-owned Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co (KUFPEC) in September 2006 sold 51% of its stake in the Seram oilfield to China Setec Seram Energy Ltd.
We thank the staff from the typing laboratory at Statens Seram Institut for excellent technical assistance.
The state-run news agency Antara reported the quake sent residents on the islands of Ambon, Buru and Seram into panic and went out of their houses.
Some indigenous religious groups, including the "Naurus" on Seram Island in Maluku Province, incorporate Hindu and animist beliefs into their practices.
Sales, rentals, parts and service of Terex, LaBounty, Stanley, Gehl, Allied, Terex Fuchs, Seram, Rotobec, Rockland, Geith, Moxy, Big Tow, Beka-Max, Multi Quip, and Wacker.
The Moluccan Cockatoo pair, named Seram and Ambon, were taken last Tuesday night after thieves cut through a padlock on the cages.