see Tanimbar IslandsTanimbar Islands
or Tenimbar Islands
, group of about 30 islands, c.2,100 sq mi (5,440 sq km), E Indonesia, in the Banda Sea, between the Aru Islands and Timor, in the Moluccas. The largest of the group is Yamdena. Saumlaki is the chief town.
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, Indonesia.
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Elephant tusks were also a valued item in the Tanimbar or Timorlaut islands, where they were given as bridewealth, exchanged for other goods, and served as a form of currency.