Type Political Subdivision & Island
Usage Indonesian, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
Scripts ᨔᨘᨒᨓᨙᨔᨗ(Buginese) สุลาเวสี, ซูลาเวซี(Thai)
Other Forms FormsSulawési (Buginese)
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Meaning & History
Probably means "iron island" in an uncertain South Sulawesi language, from sula (cognate with Indonesian pulau) meaning "island" and mesi (compare Indonesian besi) meaning "iron". This is the name of an island in Indonesia as well as several Indonesian provinces.