Girish Mahajan

Gorong archipelago

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Location  South East Asia
Provinces  Maluku
Ethnic groups  Melanesian
Islands  Manawoka Island
Total islands  3
Population  27285 (2010)
Province  Maluku
Gorong archipelago
Major islands  Gorom, Panjang and Manawoka

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Gorong archipelago is a group of islands between Watubela archipelago and Ceram in the Maluku Islands.

Contents

Map of Gorong archipelago, Kilkoda, Gorom Tim., East Seram Bagian Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

History

The Nagarakretagama, an Old Javanese eulogy to king Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit written in 1365, mentions "Gurun" amongst the tributary countries of the kingdom.

The English naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace described the islands, which he called Goram, in chapter 25 of his 1869 book The Malay Archipelago.

Islands

The archipelago has three islands.

  • Gorom, the biggest island, with the villages of Miran (Miren) on the east coast, Ondor (Ondur) in the northwest and Hur on its southwestern coast.
  • Panjang to the west of Gorong, with Wisalem village in its southern end.
  • Manawoka in the south, with the villages of Arbau in the north, Amar and Derra, and Nama in the south.
  • References

    Gorong archipelago Wikipedia


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