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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 3/13/2020
Probably means "iron island" in an uncertain South Sulawesi language, from sula (cognate with Indonesian pulau) meaning "island" and mesi (Indonesian besi) meaning "iron". This is the name of an island in Indonesia, formerly called Celebes.