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Macassar

or Makassar, Makasar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.

Makassar

or Macassar, Makasar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.

Ujung Pandang

[oo-joo ng pahn-dahng] /uˌdʒʊŋ pɑnˈdɑŋ/
noun
1.
a seaport on SW Sulawesi (Celebes), in central Indonesia.
Formerly Macassar, Makassar, Makasar.
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  • Mansur appears to have been engaged in continual wars, and to have obtained successes against Pahang, Pase, and makasar.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • They are reported to bear a resemblance to the people of makasar or Bugis, and may have been adventurers from that quarter.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
British Dictionary definitions for makasar

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

Ujung Pandang

/ˈuːdʒʊŋ pænˈdæŋ/
noun
1.
the former name (1971–1999) for Makassar
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Word Origin and History for makasar

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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