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Palembang

[pah-lem-bahng] /ˌpɑ lɛmˈbɑŋ/
noun
1.
a city in SE Sumatra, in W Indonesia.
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  • Palembang is built on a patch of elevated ground, a few miles in extent, on the north bank of the river.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Merry saw how the thing was done one steamy hot day at Palembang, and he saw quite stark and plain.

  • He says that they come from Palembang and Menangcaboo, and he calls them Pithecomorphi.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The island was formerly under the sultan of Palembang, by whom it was ceded to the British in 1812.

  • The production of the eastern extremity of Sumatra or Palembang is considerable, but held of inferior quality.

  • The kingdom of Palembang is one of considerable importance, and its river ranks amongst the largest in the island.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • The Resident of Palembang has under him a country as large as the whole of Java.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • Amongst the people of Palembang themselves this language (the character of which they employ) is mixed with the common Javan.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • Here I stayed a day or two, until I could obtain a boat to take me across the straits, and up the river to Palembang.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • The former are said to be pretty numerous, especially in that part of the country which lies between Palembang and Jambi.

British Dictionary definitions for Palembang

Palembang

/pɑːˈlɛmbɑːŋ/
noun
1.
a port in W Indonesia, in S Sumatra; oil refineries; university (1955). Pop: 1 451 419 (2000)
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