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Solor is a volcanic island located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The island supports a small population that has been whaling for hundreds of years. They speak the languages of Adonara and Lamaholot. There are at least five volcanos on this island which measures only 40 km (25 miles) by 6 km (4 miles). The Island of Solor! File links The following pages link to this file: Solor ... Map of Flores Island Flores (Portuguese for flowers) is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 km² extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. ... Categories: Islands of Indonesia | Southeast Asia geography stubs | Indonesia geography stubs ... This article is about volcanoes in geology. ...

In 1520 the Portuguese established a trading post in the village of Lamakera on the eastern side of the island as a transit harbor between Maluku and Malacca. They held this post and prospered until war broke out and the Dutch annexed the island in 1653. A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ... This page is about the geography and history of the island group in Indonesia — for the political entities encompassing the islands, see Maluku (Indonesian province) and North Maluku. ... State motto: no State motto Capital Malacca Town Governor Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd. ...

Towns and villages:

  • Aplame
  • Balawelin
  • Kukuwerang
  • Lamakera
  • Lamawolo
  • Liko

External links

  • Portuguese and Dutch in Solor

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Weaving Book/Video Descriptions (11470 words)
This book documents the weavers and their textiles of the island of Flores and the smaller, neighboring Solor Islands.
The full diversity of the textile traditions of this island group in eastern Indonesia is presented for the first time, through the combined work of six textile scholars and anthropologists.
Part One, Introduction deals with general themes of culture and textiles throughout Flores and the Solor Islands.
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