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Surabaya

or Surabaja

[soo r-uh-bah-yuh] /ˌsʊər əˈbɑ yə/
noun
1.
a seaport on NE Java: second largest city in Indonesia; naval base.
Dutch Soerabaja.
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  • More than a tenth of Surabaya's population is Chinese and their commercial influence dominates the whole city.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • She had been suffering so with her teeth, said one; she had gone to Surabaya to see the dentist.

    The Hidden Force Louis Couperus
  • Surabaya is larger than Batavia and has a population of more than one hundred and fifty thousand.

  • He hated every berth he had ever had: he now hated his office at Surabaya.

    The Hidden Force Louis Couperus
  • The town of Surabaya is situated one league from the mouth of the river, and it can only be reached by towing up the stream.

  • Since the opening of the railway to Surabaya it has greatly declined, and its warehouses and dwelling-houses are largely deserted.

  • Gordon sends back small parcels of trade but sends a lot of gold dust to a fellow in Surabaya—old capital of Java, y' know.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • Why, yes—just before we dropped anchor in Surabaya a boat came off with fresh provisions that Mr. Houten had ordered by telegraph.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
British Dictionary definitions for Surabaya

Surabaya

/ˌsʊərəˈbaɪə/
noun
1.
a port in Indonesia, on E Java on the Surabaya Strait: the country's second port and chief naval base; university (1954); fishing and ship-building industries; oil refinery. Pop: 2 599 796 (2000) Former spelling Soerabaja
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