See also:group of islands belonging to the
See also:government of
See also:Celebes and its dependencies in the Dutch East Indies, numbering altogether 73, the
See also:principal being
See also:Saleyer, Tambalongang, Pulasi and Bahuluwang; between 5°36' and 7° 25' S. and 1r9° 50' and 121° 30' E . The
See also:island, Saleyer, is over 5o m. long and very narrow;
See also:area, 248 sq. m . The strait separating it from Celebes is more than too fathoms deep and,
See also:running in a strong current, is dangerous for native
See also:ships to navigate . The strata of the island are all sedimentary rocks: coralline
See also:limestone, occasionally
See also:sandstone; everywhere, except in the
See also:north and north-west, covered by a fertile
See also:soil . The
See also:watershed is a chain running throughout the island from N. to S., reaching in Bontona Haru 5840 ft., sloping steeply to the east
See also:coast . The population, mainly a mixed
See also:race of Macassars, Buginese, the natives of Luvu and Baton, is estimated at 57,000 on the
See also:main island and 24,000 on the dependent isles . They use the
See also:Macassar language, are for the most
See also:part nominally Mahommedans (though many
See also:heathen customs survive), and support themselves by
See also:agriculture, fishing, seafaring,
See also:trade, the preparation of
See also:salt (on the south coast) and
See also:weaving .
See also:work is largely performed by a servile class . Raw and prepared
See also:tobacco, trepang,
See also:shell, coco-nuts and coco-
See also:nut oil, and salt are exported . There are frequent emigrations to Celebes and other parts of the
See also:archipelago . For that reason, and also on account of its excellent horses and numerous buffaloes, Saleyer is often compared with Madura, being of the same importance to Celebes as is Madura to
See also:Java .
SALESBURY (or SALISBURY), WILLIAM (c. 1520-c. 1600)...
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