Author: Darrell Washington

Sultanate of Ternate

Ternate is a city, an island and town in the Maluku Islands (Moluccas) of eastern Indonesia, located off the west coast of the larger island of Halmahera, the center of the powerful former Sultanate of Ternate. Like its neighbouring island, Tidore, Ternate is a visually dramatic cone-shaped island. The islands are ancient Islamic sultanates with […]

Tanimbar Archipelago

Tanimbar archipelago is part of the West South East Maluku district, a new district of Maluku Province, established on October 4,1999. Before, it was part of South East Maluku district. The Tanimbar Islands, also called Timor Laut, are a group of about 65 islands in the Maluku province of Indonesia, including Fordata, Larat, Maru, Molu, Nuswotar, […]

Kai – The Evav Land

Islands (also Kei Islands) of Indonesia are in the south-eastern part of the Maluku Islands, in Maluku Province. Inhabitants called the islands Nuhu Evav (Evav Islands) or Tanah Evav (Evav Land), but known as Kei for people from neighbourhood islands. “Kai” is actually a Dutch colonial era spelling, still persisting in books based on old […]

Buru Island

Buru Island formerly part of central Maluku District, the province of Maluku, since Oct 12,1999 has become a new district together with Ambalau island and some other small islands. Namlea (3000 ha) on the district of East North Buru is the Sub District’s Capital as well as the district’s. Buru island is the second largest […]

Seram – The Mother Island

Seram (formerly Ceram) is an island in the Maluku province of Indonesia. It is located north of Ambon Island. The main port/town is Masohi. Seram is traversed by a central mountain range, the highest point of which, Mount Binaiya, is covered with dense rain forests. Most central Moluccans consider Seram to be their original ancestral […]

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