Definition of Moluccan in English:

Moluccan

Pronunciation /məˈlək(ə)n/

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the Molucca Islands, an island group in Indonesia.

    ‘a new genus of rat was discovered in the Moluccan province’
    • ‘There are many cases of Moluccan cockatoos eating a restricted diet of their own choosing.’
    • ‘He married a Moluccan neighbor.’
    • ‘The kids danced a traditional Moluccan dance.’
    • ‘The orchestra's repertoire consisted of new arrangements of traditional Moluccan songs.’
    • ‘The old Moluccan Church has gone through a profound reformation.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the Molucca Islands, an island group in Indonesia.

    ‘many Moluccans served as soldiers in the Dutch colonial army’
    • ‘However, not every old Moluccan has relatives living close by and there are reports of neglect.’
    • ‘Moluccans already had their own welfare organisations.’
    • ‘Many Moluccans kept in contact with the islands, villages and communities of villages they came from.’