Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Macassar
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, an important seaport on the island of Celebes, on the Bay of Macassar; it is the capital of the administrative district of “Celebes en Onderhoorigheden” and also of the division of it of the same name administered by an assistant-resident. By the native population the town which has made very great progress in the last few years, is still often called by its original name of Ud̲j̲ung-pandang (Ḏj̲umpandang). The Dutch gave it the name Macassar from the kingdom of the same name. The heart of the Macassar country is the former principality of Go…

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Rassers, W. H., “Macassar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4398>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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