Aru islands

an island group in Indonesia, SW of New Guinea. 3306 sq. mi. (8565 sq. km).
Historical Examples

Thus M. brunii, which is of interest as the first Kangaroo seen by a European, is a native of the Aru Islands.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

My expedition to the Aru Islands had been eminently successful.
The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace

The great emerald bird, so far as yet known, is only found in the Aru Islands.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various

Instead of being far better than the Aru Islands, it was in almost everything much worse.
The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace

I have not yet seen your paper on the distribution of animals in the Aru Islands.
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II) Charles Darwin

plural noun
a group of islands in Indonesia, in the SW Moluccas. Area: about 8500 sq km (3300 sq miles)

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