Southeast Islands

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Southeast Islands

 

(also Selatan Timor), three groups (Aru, Kai, and Tanimbar) of Indonesian islands located southwest of New Guinea. The Southeast Islands have a total area of 15,500 sq km. They are low-lying for the most part and are covered with evergreen forests. The local economy includes tropical agriculture and fishing.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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