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  Moluccas - LoveToKnow 1911
The name Moluccas is said to be derived from the Arabic for "king." Argensola (1609) uses the forms islas Malucas, Maluco, and el Maluco; Coronel (1623), islas del Moluco; and Camoens, Maluco.
The geology of the Moluccas is very imperfectly known.
The great chain of volcanoes which runs through Sumatra and Java is continued eastwards into the Moluccas, and terminates in a hooklike curve which passes through the Damar Islands to the Banda group.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Moluccas   (0 words)

  
 South Moluccas, Indonesia
The daerah South Moluccas was part of the Federation of East Indonesian States (Negara Indonesia Timur [NIT], established in December 1946).
The stars are supposed to represent the main islands of the Southern Moluccas: Buru, Ceram, Ambon, Wetar, the Tanimbar islands, the Key islands and the Aru islands".
The government of the Republic of the South Moluccas officially adopted the coat-of-arms in July 1950.
www.fotw.net /flags/id-rms.html   (0 words)

  
  Indonesia - Moluccas
The Moluccas were the original "Spice Islands", but in reality are but a small chain of islands in the north central part of Indonesia.
The large island along the bottom (east) of the map (labeled Gilolo) is the main Moluccan island of Halmahera.
A more recent map of the southern part of the Moluccas, with island of Ambon is the odd-shaped island in the center left.
www.prigsbee.com /maps/islands/indon-moluccas.html   (212 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Moluccas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moluccas (Maluku) Island group and province in e Indonesia, between Sulawesi (w) and New Guinea (e); the capital is Ambon.
The true nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is an evergreen tree native to the Moluccas but now cultivated elsewhere in the tropics and to a limited extent in S Florida.
Indonesia's army chief warns of foreign intervention in Moluccas.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Moluccas   (555 words)

  
 Between East and West: The Moluccas and the Traffic in Spices up to the Arrival of Europeans
By adding the Moluccas to the traffic in spices in the title, it was obvious that he also had the finer spices in mind.
The only thing which it does have in common with the Moluccas is that it is also a remote corner in the eastern part of the Old World, relatively isolated from the great historical centers of civilization.
This chapter is rounded off with an overview of the discovery of the Moluccas by the Europeans, in particular the Portuguese and the Spanish.
eh.net /bookreviews/library/0815.shtml   (1255 words)

  
 Sonnerat: The Philippines and the Moluccas
he Philippines and Moluccas are commonly divided into two distinct Archipelagos; but, in my opinion, all these islands in reality form but one; and if they were all under one Sovereign, they would, doubtless, be comprehended under one designation.
he Philippines are attached to the crown of Spain, and the Dutch possess the Moluccas.
The Dutch pretend that it is a dependency on the Moluccas.
www.univie.ac.at /Voelkerkunde/apsis/aufi/travels/sonnerat.htm   (4091 words)

  
 Briefing Paper on Moluccas - Part II
That the Amboinese population inhabiting the territory of the South Moluccas is a "population of a territory" as referred to in art.
Even when still entirely under Netherlands rule the territory of the South Moluccas, by reason of its geographical situation and the race, culture, and common interests of its population, formed a natural and organic unity, with its own local system of government.
On account of the foregoing facts, circumstances, and evidence that Court is of opinion that for the present it must be held: 1.
www.webcom.com /hrin/parker/m2.html   (0 words)

  
 GEMILANG 145: The Moluccas/Republik Maluku Selatan.
¶ Missionary labour on Halmaheira (The Moluccas) with as central theme the outbreak of the smallpox epidemic (: "Heer Pokken") among the Tabaru in 1908-09, in particular in the christian village Sidangoli and the non-christian village Ratemo, and the controverse between christian and heathen belief, and the influences on the 'heathen' and 'christians' on Halmaheira.
Soumokil, the subsequent political situation on the South Moluccas in 1950, diplomatic reactions from the Netherlands, indonesia and the U.S.A. Om recht en Vrijheid.
Finally a survey is given of the political history of the Moluccas from the 16th century and of earlier publications on the Moluccas.(Polman, Central Moluccas, op.cit.).
www.antiquariaten.com /gemilang/catalogs/c00658.htm   (13654 words)

  
 Maluku2000 - Informatiecentrum
FKM INTENDS TO RAISE RMS FLAG – The Moluccas Sovereignty Front (FKM) vows to hoist RMS flags in Ambon next Sunday on occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Moluccas RMS Independence Movement, thus was said by FKM secretary general Moses Tuanakota.
EARTHQUAKE – Antara News Agency reports that a tectonic quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale rocked the tiny island of Kelang to the West of Ceram, Central Moluccas, in the morning of January 29, causing a tidal wave to attack Namlea, capital of the district Buru Island.
Since April 25th houses and public facilities in Ambon, capital of the province of the Moluccas, including schools and University campuses are being burnt down.
www.maluku2000.org   (3239 words)

  
 South Moluccas, Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The daerah South Moluccas was part of the Federation of East Indonesian States (Negara Indonesia Timur [NIT], established in December 1946).
The stars are supposed to represent the main islands of the Southern Moluccas: Buru, Ceram, Ambon, Wetar, the Tanimbar islands, the Key islands and the Aru islands".
The government of the Republic of the South Moluccas officially adopted the coat-of-arms in July 1950.
flagspot.net /flags/id-rms.html   (322 words)

  
 Indonesian President Rejects
UN Peacekeepers in Moluccas - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
The president's statement came despite the apparent failure of a civil emergency declaration last month to stem the violence, and confirmation by the government that military and police personnel in the Moluccas had taken sides in the conflict based on their religious affilation.
While 90 per cent of Indonesia's 210 million people are Moslem, the Moluccas' population is split evenly between Moslems and Christians.
The Moluccas conflict, while pitting Moslems against Christians, is considered to be more the result of economic disparity in the region than a religion-based conflict.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/general/moluccas.htm   (661 words)

  
 MOLUCCAS, or SPICE ISL... - Online Information article about MOLUCCAS, or SPICE ISL...
MOLUCCAS, or SPICE ISLANDS, a name which in its wider sense includes all the islands of the See also:
geology of the Moluccas is very imperfectly known.
Java is continued eastwards into the Moluccas, and terminates in a See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MOL_MOS/MOLUCCAS_or_SPICE_ISLANDS.html   (694 words)

  
 Jihad Warriors in the Moluccas Burn Christian Village
The Christians are understandably deeply distressed that he was allowed to travel freely to the Moluccas and deliver inflammatory speeches which clearly incited hatred.
This is believed to be his first visit to the region which together with the Moluccas, Sulawesi and West Timor is one of the few areas in Indonesia which either has a Christian majority or a sizeable minority.
We share the frustration of the Moluccan Christians and moderate Muslims regarding the freedom with which this militant extremist organisation is able to broadcast its message of hatred and violence and to attack Christians and moderate Muslims in the Moluccas.
www.domini.org /openbook/ind20011108.htm   (757 words)

  
 Update 00/01 on ICRC activities in the Moluccas
Soon after violence erupted in early 1999 in the Moluccas, the ICRC and the PMI provided medical care and food as well as material relief to people displaced by the violence in Ambon (South Maluku).
The PMI has been put forward by the Indonesian government to coordinate the humanitarian assistance to the Moluccas, where a number of international and national humanitarian organizations are present.
The nature of the violence makes it essential that the assistance be distributed in a neutral and impartial manner, to prevent the organizations from being identified as favouring one group or the other.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/57JQC6?OpenDocument&View=defaultBody&style=custo_print   (899 words)

  
 - Introduction
Compared with other parts of island southeast Asia, little is known of either the forests of the Moluccas (map 1), of indigenous patterns of forest use, or of the threats posed to both forest and people by increasing rates of deforestation.
Indeed, from a scientific point of view, the Moluccas is one of the few places in the Indonesian archipelago where it is possible to find a complete altitudinal sequence of vegetation, and there are few places elsewhere in the tropics which provide a comparable range [Edwards, 1993: 3].
No doubt similar data will eventually be forthcoming for the Moluccas, but despite prehistoric and historic modification, large tracts of Moluccan forest have remained more-or-less intact until relatively recently on the larger islands: that is on Halmahera, Seram, Buru, Yamdena and Sula.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /Rainforest/mol_Intro.html   (1606 words)

  
 Papua Web: The Malay Archipelago (The Moluccas)
Ternate, with the small islands in a line south of it, as far as Batchian, constitute the ancient Moluccas, the native country of the clove, as well as the only part in which it was cultivated.
I believe, therefore, that this abolition of the spice trade in the Moluccas was actually beneficial to the inhabitants, and that it was an act both wise in itself and morally and politically justifiable.
The island is coralline and sandy, and we must therefore believe it to have been separated from Gilolo at a somewhat remote epoch; while we learn from its natural history that an arm of the sea twenty-five miles wide serves to limit the range even of birds of considerable powers of flight.
www.papuaweb.org /dlib/bk/wallace/moluccas.html   (20328 words)

  
 Moluccas - Association of Humanitarian Lawyers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AHL began working on the situation in the Moluccas in 1992, and since 1994 has maintained a partnership with Mena Muria Foundation (Netherlands).
AHL and Mena Muria continue to present cases to UN special procedures and rapporteurs, especially in light to the serious repression since 2000 and the presence in the Moluccas of large numbers of the Laskar Jihadi, who have gone on an anti-Christian rampage.
We also wish to address the fact that that key early UN documents involving the Moluccas case at the United Nations Commission for Indonesia are still embargoed, which we discovered in the preparation of our report and on a subsequent trip to UN headquarters in New York.
www.humanlaw.org /maluku.html   (147 words)

  
 Trouble history of the Moluccas
Clues to the cause of the unrest in the islands of the Moluccas may lie in their unusual history.
As a result of this international interest, the Moluccas were left with a diverse mixture of religions - Muslim, Catholic and Protestant, all blended with powerful local customs.
No-one is able to explain how it collapsed so quickly and without warning but it sends a serious warning out to the rest of the country, which has plenty of religious and ethnic faultlines which could now be exposed in the volatile post-Suharto era.
www.smom-colombia.org /news_files/en_News_faith_03.htm   (704 words)

  
 Moluccas - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Moluccas or Spice Islands, Bahasa Indonesia Maluku, Du.
Of volcanic origin, the Moluccas are mountainous, fertile, and humid.
Local separatists declared a Southern Moluccas republic following Indonesia's independence, but they were crushed.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Moluccas.html   (414 words)

  
 Jihad in the Moluccas
It should be noted that civil rioting in the Moluccas started after the arrival of the Jihad forces from outside the Moluccas (by the end of April 2000).
The militant Muslims arrive in the Moluccas by means of public transportation and later arm themselves with weapons that have been smuggled to the island.
The total number of Jihad personnel sent to the Moluccas, up till October 1, 2000, was already more than 14 804 (this information was released by the Central Communication Forum of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamm’ah and was quoted in the MHI news of October 2000).
www.unpo.org /article.php?id=148   (596 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ferdinand Magellan
Serrão so greatly exaggerated the distance of the Moluccas to the east of Malacca that the islands appeared to lie within the half of the world granted by the pope to Spain.
As he could not hope to arouse interest for the carrying out of his plans in Portugal, and was himself, moreover misjudged and ignored, he renounced his nationality and offered his services to Spain.
He was received in a friendly manner by the chief of the island of Cebú, who, after eight days, was baptized along with several hundred other natives.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09526b.htm   (1187 words)

  
 War in the Moluccas
The war situation in the Moluccas does not stern from religious conflict between the Moluccans, either Muslims and Christians and/or between the North and South Moluccas.
From the Muslim side of the Front SIWA-LIMA in the Moluccas it is reported that the Laskar Jihad had issued a warning stating that when the United States attack Afghanistan, the Laskar Jihad would retaliate against the Moluccans especially the Christians.
The Indonesian military and police in the Moluccas are still aiming to conceal the active presence of the Taliban in the Moluccas.
www.peacecourier.com /warmoluccas.htm   (6619 words)

  
 Church leaders appeal for foreign intervention in Indonesia's Moluccas conflict
A delegation of Protestant and Catholic leaders from the islands, also known as the Moluccas, met with European Parliament members and European Union leaders in Brussels this week amid continuing reports of attacks by extremist Muslim troops.
The jihad fighters have come from outside the region with the stated aim of driving Christians out of the islands, the church leaders say.
Meanwhile, churches from the Moluccas' neighbor to the south, Australia, are calling on the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to send peacekeepers to the islands or take the lead in sending United Nations peacekeepers.
www.worthynews.com /news-features/newsroom-Moluccas-Indonesia-3.html   (625 words)

  
 THE SITUATION IN AMBON / MOLUCCAS December 2 - 15, 2000
These efforts to make peace are said to come not only from the government but first of all have their origine at a sincere desire of the local population to put an end to the whole conflict.
Main locations of this practice are the islands of Bacan (North Moluccas), North Buru, Bula and surrounding villages on N.E.Ceram, Tehoru and surrounding villages on South Ceram, and, recently, Keswui, a little island S.E. of Ceram.
Besides, RMS in the Moluccas was always restricted to the Lease Islands only (the island of Ambon and its small neighbours to the east).
www.angelfire.com /rock/hotburrito/bohm/bohm10.html   (5663 words)

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