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Macassar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.
Also, Makassar, Makasar.
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British Dictionary definitions for Macassar

Macassar

/məˈkæsə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Makassar

Makassar

/məˈkæsə; -ˈkɑː-/
noun
1.
a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000) Former name (1971–99) Ujung Pandang
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Word Origin and History for Macassar

especially in Macassar oil (1809), hair tonic originally advertised as made from materials obtained from Macassar (1660s), name of a district on the island of Celebes (modern Sulawesi); from native Mangkasara.

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