Macassar



[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/

noun
1.
a former name of .
[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of .
/məˈkæsə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Makassar
/məˈkæsə; -ˈkɑː-/
noun
1.
a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000) Former name (1971–99) Ujung Pandang

especially in Macassar oil (1809), hair tonic originally advertised as made from materials obtained from Macassar (1660s), name of a district on the island of Celebes (modern Sulawesi); from native Mangkasara.

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