The Info List - Sulawesi

Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes (/ˈsɛlɪbiːz, sɪˈliːbiːz/), is an island in Indonesia. One of the four Greater Sunda Islands, and the world's eleventh-largest island, it is situated east of Borneo, west of the Maluku Islands, and south of Mindanao
and the Sulu Archipelago. Within Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo
and Papua are larger in territory, and only Java
and Sumatra
have larger populations. The landmass of Sulawesi
includes four peninsulas: the northern Minahasa
Peninsula; the East Peninsula; the South Peninsula; and the Southeast Peninsula. Three gulfs separate these peninsulas: the Gulf of Tomini between the northern Minahasa
and East peninsulas; the Tolo Gulf between the East and Southeast peninsulas; and the Bone Gulf between the South and Southeast peninsulas. The Strait of Makassar runs along the western side of the island and separates the island from Borneo.


1 Etymology 2 Geography

2.1 Minor islands

3 Geology 4 Prehistory 5 History

5.1 Central Sulawesi

6 Population

6.1 Religion 6.2 Languages

7 Administration 8 Flora and fauna

8.1 Mammals 8.2 Birds 8.3 Reptiles 8.4 Amphibians 8.5 Freshwater fish 8.6 Freshwater crustaceans and snails 8.7 Miscellaneous 8.8 Conservation

9 Environment

9.1 Parks

10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 Sources 14 External links

Etymology[edit] The name Sulawesi
possibly comes from the words sula ("island") and besi ("iron") and may refer to the historical export of iron from the rich Lake Matano
Lake Matano
iron deposits.[1] The name came into common use in English following Indonesian independence. The name Celebes was originally given to the island by Portuguese explorers. While its direct translation is unclear, it may be considered a Portuguese rendering of the native name "Sulawesi".[2]

Geography[edit] Sulawesi
is the world's eleventh-largest island,[3] covering an area of 174,600 km2 (67,413 sq mi). The central part of the island is ruggedly mountainous, such that the island's peninsulas have traditionally been remote from each other, with better connections by sea than by road. The three bays that divide Sulawesi's peninsulas are, from north to south, the Tomini, the Tolo and the Boni.[n 1] These separate the Minahassa or Northern Peninsula, the East Peninsula, the Southeast Peninsula and the South Peninsula. The Strait of Makassar
runs along the western side of the island.[7] The island is surrounded by Borneo
to the west, by the Philippines
to the north, by Maluku to the east, and by Flores
and Timor
to the south.

Minor islands[edit] The Selayar Islands
Selayar Islands
make up a peninsula stretching southwards from Southwest Sulawesi
into the Flores
Sea are administratively part of Sulawesi. The Sangihe Islands
Sangihe Islands
and Talaud Islands
Talaud Islands
stretch northward from the northeastern tip of Sulawesi, while Buton
Island and its neighbours lie off its southeast peninsula, the Togian Islands
Togian Islands
are in the Gulf of Tomini, and Peleng Island
Peleng Island
and Banggai Islands form a cluster between Sulawesi
and Maluku. All the above-mentioned islands, and many smaller ones are administratively part of Sulawesi's six provinces.[citation needed]

Geology[edit] Mount Tongkoko
Mount Tongkoko
is a volcano in North Sulawesi The island slopes up from the shores of the deep seas surrounding the island to a high, mostly non-volcanic, mountainous interior. Active volcanoes are found in the northern Minahassa Peninsula, stretching north to the Sangihe Islands. The northern peninsula contains several active volcanoes such as Mount Lokon, Mount Awu, Soputan
and Karangetang. According to plate reconstructions, the island is believed to have been formed by the collision of terranes from the Asian Plate
Asian Plate
(forming the west and southwest) and from the Australian Plate
Australian Plate
(forming the southeast and Banggai), with island arcs previously in the Pacific (forming the north and east peninsulas).[8] Because of its several tectonic origins, various faults scar the land and as a result the island is prone to earthquakes. Sulawesi, in contrast to most of the other islands in the biogeographical region of Wallacea, is not truly oceanic, but a composite island at the centre of the Asia- Australia
collision zone.[9] Parts of the island were formerly attached to either the Asian or Australian continental margin and became separated from these areas by vicariant processes.[9] In the west, the opening of the Makassar
Strait separated West Sulawesi
West Sulawesi
from Sundaland in the Eocene
c. 45 Mya.[9] In the east, the traditional view of collisions of multiple micro-continental fragments sliced from New Guinea with an active volcanic margin in West Sulawesi
West Sulawesi
at different times since the Early Miocene c. 20 Mya has recently been replaced by the hypothesis that extensional fragmentation has followed a single Miocene collision of West Sulawesi
West Sulawesi
with the Sula Spur, the western end of an ancient folded belt of Variscan origin in the Late Paleozoic.[9]

Prehistory[edit] See also: Prehistoric Indonesia Before October 2014, the settlement of South Sulawesi
South Sulawesi
by modern humans had been dated to c. 30,000 BC on the basis of radiocarbon dates obtained from rock shelters in Maros.[10] No earlier evidence of human occupation had at that point been found, but the island almost certainly formed part of the land bridge used for the settlement of Australia
and New Guinea
New Guinea
by at least 40,000 BCE.[11] There is no evidence of Homo erectus
Homo erectus
having reached Sulawesi; crude stone tools first discovered in 1947 on the right bank of the Walennae River at Berru, Indonesia, which were thought to date to the Pleistocene on the basis of their association with vertebrate fossils,[12] are now thought to date to perhaps 50,000 BC.[13]

Dwelling Following Peter Bellwood's model of a southward migration of Austronesian-speaking farmers (AN),[14] radiocarbon dates from caves in Maros
suggest a date in the mid-second millennium BC for the arrival of a group from east Borneo
speaking a Proto-South Sulawesi language (PSS). Initial settlement was probably around the mouth of the Sa'dan river, on the northwest coast of the peninsula, although the south coast has also been suggested.[15] Subsequent migrations across the mountainous landscape resulted in the geographical isolation of PSS speakers and the evolution of their languages into the eight families of the South Sulawesi
South Sulawesi
language group.[16] If each group can be said to have a homeland, that of the Bugis
– today the most numerous group – was around lakes Témpé and Sidénréng in the Walennaé depression. Here for some 2,000 years lived the linguistic group that would become the modern Bugis; the archaic name of this group (which is preserved in other local languages) was Ugiq. Despite the fact that today they are closely linked with the Makasar, the closest linguistic neighbours of the Bugis
are the Toraja. Pre-1200 Bugis
society was most likely organised into chiefdoms. Some anthropologists have speculated these chiefdoms would have warred and, in times of peace, exchanged women with each other. Further, they have speculated that personal security would have been negligible and head-hunting an established cultural practice. The political economy would have been a mixture of hunting and gathering and swidden or shifting agriculture. Speculative planting of wet rice may have taken place along the margins of the lakes and rivers.

stone in Central Sulawesi In Central Sulawesi, there are over 400 granite megaliths, which various archaeological studies have dated to be from 3000 BC to AD 1300. They vary in size from a few centimetres to around 4.5 metres (15 ft). The original purpose of the megaliths is unknown. About 30 of the megaliths represent human forms. Other megaliths are in form of large pots (Kalamba) and stone plates (Tutu'na).[17][18]

Hand stencils
Hand stencils
in Pettakere Cave in Maros In October 2014 it was announced that cave paintings in Maros
had been dated as being about 40,000 years old. Dr Maxime Aubert, of Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, said that the minimum age for the outline of a hand was 39,900 years old, which made it "the oldest hand stencil in the world" and added, "Next to it is a pig that has a minimum age of 35,400 years old, and this is one of the oldest figurative depictions in the world, if not the oldest one."[19]

History[edit] 'Padjogé' dancers in Maros, Sulawesi, in the 1870s Local chief (1872) Starting in the 13th century, access to prestige trade goods and to sources of iron started to alter long-standing cultural patterns and to permit ambitious individuals to build larger political units. It is not known why these two ingredients appeared together; one was perhaps the product of the other. In 1367, several identified polities, located on the island, were mentioned in the Javanese manuscript Nagarakretagama
dated from the Majapahit
period. Canto 14 mentioned polities including Gowa, Makassar, Luwu and Banggai. It seems that by the 14th century, polities in the island were connected in an archipelagic maritime trading network, centered in the Majapahit
port in East Java. By 1400, a number of nascent agricultural principalities had arisen in the western Cenrana valley, as well as on the south coast and on the west coast near modern Parepare.[20] The first Europeans to visit the island (which they believed to be an archipelago due to its contorted shape) were the Portuguese sailors Simão de Abreu, in 1523, and Gomes de Sequeira (among others) in 1525, sent from the Moluccas in search of gold, which the islands had the reputation of producing.[21][22] A Portuguese base was installed in Makassar
in the first decades of the 16th century, lasting until 1665, when it was taken by the Dutch. The Dutch had arrived in Sulawesi
in 1605 and were quickly followed by the English, who established a factory in Makassar.[23] From 1660, the Dutch were at war with Gowa, the major Makassar
west coast power. In 1669, Admiral Speelman forced the ruler, Sultan Hasanuddin, to sign the Treaty of Bongaya, which handed control of trade to the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch were aided in their conquest by the Bugis warlord Arung Palakka, ruler of the Bugis
kingdom of Bone. The Dutch built a fort at Ujung Pandang, while Arung Palakka became the regional overlord and Bone the dominant kingdom. Political and cultural development seems to have slowed as a result of the status quo. In 1905 the entire island became part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies until Japanese occupation in the Second World War. During the Indonesian National Revolution, the Dutch Captain 'Turk' Westerling led campaigns in which hundreds, maybe thousands died during the South Sulawesi
South Sulawesi
Campaign.[24] Following the transfer of sovereignty in December 1949, Sulawesi
became part of the federal United States of Indonesia, which in 1950 became absorbed into the unitary Republic of Indonesia.[25]

Central Sulawesi[edit] Toraja
burial site. Tau-tau, the statue representing the buried people, can be seen in niches on the cliff. The Portuguese were rumoured to have a fort in Parigi in 1555.[26] The Kaili were an important group based in the Palu valley and related to the Toraja. Scholars relate[citation needed] that their control swayed under Ternate and Makassar, but this might have been a decision by the Dutch to give their vassals a chance to govern a difficult group. Padbruge commented that in the 1700s Kaili numbers were significant and a highly militant society. In the 1850s a war erupted between the Kaili groups, including the Banawa, in which the Dutch decided to intervene. A complex conflict also involving the Sulu Island pirates and probably Wyndham (a British merchant who commented on being involved in arms dealing to the area in this period and causing a row). In the late 19th century the Sarasins journeyed through the Palu valley as part of a major initiative to bring the Kaili under Dutch rule. Some very surprising and interesting photographs were taken of shamans called Tadulako. Further Christian religious missions entered the area to make one of the most detailed ethnographic studies in the early 20th century.[27] A Swede by the name of Walter Kaudern later studied much of the literature and produced a synthesis. Erskine Downs in the 1950s produced a summary of Kruyts and Andrianis work: "The religion of the Bare'e-Speaking Toradja of Central Celebes," which is invaluable for English-speaking researchers. One of the most recent publications is "When the bones are left," a study of the material culture of central Sulawesi,[28] offering extensive analysis. Also worthy of study are the brilliant works of Monnig Atkinson on the Wana shamans who live in the Mori area.

Population[edit] The 2000 census population of the provinces of Sulawesi
was 14,946,488, about 7.25% of Indonesia's total population.[29] By the 2010 Census the total had reached 17,371,782, and the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 18,455,058. The largest city is Makassar.

Religion[edit] Islam is the majority religion in Sulawesi. The conversion of the lowlands of the south western peninsula (South Sulawesi) to Islam occurred in the early 17th century. The kingdom of Luwu in the Gulf of Bone was the first to accept Islam in February 1605; the Makassar kingdom of Goa-Talloq, centred on the modern-day city of Makassar, followed suit in September.[30] However, the Gorontalo
and the Mongondow peoples of the northern peninsula largely converted to Islam only in the 19th century. Most Muslims are Sunnis.

Population of Sulawesi
by province (2010) [31]

   South Sulawesi
South Sulawesi
(46.4%)  Central Sulawesi (15%)   Southeast Sulawesi
Southeast Sulawesi
(13%)  North Sulawesi (13.0%)   West Sulawesi
West Sulawesi
(6.6%)   Gorontalo

Christians form a substantial minority on the island. According to the demographer Toby Alice Volkman, 17% of Sulawesi's population is Protestant and less than 2% is Roman Catholic. Christians are concentrated on the tip of the northern peninsula around the city of Manado, which is inhabited by the Minahasa, a predominantly Protestant people, and the northernmost Sangir and Talaud Islands. The Toraja people of Tana Toraja
in Central Sulawesi
Central Sulawesi
have largely converted to Christianity since Indonesia's independence. There are also substantial numbers of Christians around Lake Poso
Lake Poso
in Central Sulawesi, among the Pamona speaking peoples of Central Sulawesi, and near Mamasa. Though most people identify themselves as Muslims or Christians, they often subscribe to local beliefs and deities as well. It is not uncommon for both groups to make offerings to local gods, goddesses, and spirits. Smaller communities of Buddhists and Hindus are also found on Sulawesi, usually among the Chinese, Balinese and Indian communities.

Languages[edit] Main article: Languages of Sulawesi Administration[edit] The island is subdivided into six provinces: Gorontalo, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi
Southeast Sulawesi
and North Sulawesi. West Sulawesi
West Sulawesi
is a new province, created in 2004 from part of South Sulawesi. The largest cities on the island are Makassar, Manado, Palu, Kendari, Bitung, Gorontalo, Palopo
and Baubau.


Area inkm2

Population(2010 Census)

Population(2014 Estimate)

Densityper km2 (2014)

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West Sulawesi





Central Sulawesi





Southeast Sulawesi










North Sulawesi





Total Sulawesi






Province containing the city

Population (2010 Census)

Population(2014 Estimate)


South Sulawesi




North Sulawesi




Central Sulawesi




Southeast Sulawesi




North Sulawesi








South Sulawesi




Southeast Sulawesi



Flora and fauna[edit] The colorful bark of Eucalyptus deglupta Sulawesi
is part of Wallacea, meaning that it has a mix of both Indomalayan and Australasian species that reached the island by crossing deep-water oceanic barriers.[32][33] The flora includes one native eucalypt, E. deglupta. There are 8 national parks on the island, of which 4 are mostly marine. The parks with the largest terrestrial area are Bogani Nani Wartabone with 2,871 km2 and Lore Lindu National Park
Lore Lindu National Park
with 2,290 km2. Bunaken
National Park which protects a rich coral ecosystem has been proposed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mammals[edit] Early in the Pleistocene, Sulawesi
had a dwarf elephant and a dwarf form of Stegodon, (an elephant relative, S. sompoensis);[34] later both were replaced by larger forms.[35][36] A giant suid, Celebochoerus, was also formerly present.[37] It is thought that many of the migrants to Sulawesi
arrived via the Philippines, while Sulawesi
in turn served as a way station for migrants to Flores.[38] A Pleistocene faunal turnover is recognised, with the competitive displacement of several indigenous tarsiers by more recently arriving ones and by Celebochoerus by other medium-sized herbivores like the babirusa, anoa and Celebes warty pig.[39]

The north Sulawesi
babirusa is endemic to Sulawesi. There are 127 known extant native mammalian species in Sulawesi. A large percentage, 62% (79 species) are endemic, meaning that they are found nowhere else in the world. The largest of these are the two species of anoa or dwarf buffalo. Other artiodactyl species inhabiting Sulawesi
are the warty pig and the babirusas, which are aberrant pigs. The only native carnivoran is the Sulawesi
palm civet[37] (Asian palm and Malayan civets have been introduced[40]). Primates present include a number of tarsiers (T. fuscus, Dian's, Gursky's, Jatna's, Wallace's, the Lariang and pygmy tarsiers) as well as macaques (Heck's, the booted, crested black, Gorontalo, moor, and Tonkean macaques). While most of Sulawesi's mammals are placental and have Asian relatives, several species of cuscus, arboreal marsupials of Australasian origin, are also present ( Ailurops ursinus
Ailurops ursinus
and Strigocuscus celebensis). Sulawesi
is home to a large number of endemic rodent genera. Murid rodent genera endemic to Sulawesi
and immediately adjacent islands (such as the Togian Islands, Buton
Island, and Muna Island) are Bunomys, Echiothrix, Margaretamys, Taeromys and Tateomys as well as the single-species genera Eropeplus, Hyorhinomys, Melasmothrix, Paucidentomys, Paruromys
and Sommeromys. Endemic sciurid genera are Hyosciurus, Prosciurillus, Rubrisciurus
and Waiomys. While over 20 bat species are present on Sulawesi, only a portion of these are endemic: Rhinolophus
tatar, Scotophilus celebensis
Scotophilus celebensis
and the megabats Acerodon celebensis, Boneia bidens, Dobsonia exoleta, Harpyionycteris celebensis, Neopteryx frosti, Rousettus celebensis
Rousettus celebensis
and Styloctenium wallacei. Several endemic shrews, the Sulawesi
shrew, Sulawesi tiny shrew
Sulawesi tiny shrew
and the Sulawesi
white-handed shrew, are found on the island.

Birds[edit] The endemic ornate lorikeet By contrast, Sulawesian bird species tend to be found on other nearby islands as well, such as Borneo; 31% of Sulawesi's birds are found nowhere else. One true endemic is the fiery-browed starling. Another endemic bird (also found on small neighboring islands) is the largely ground-dwelling, chicken-sized maleo, a megapode which uses hot sand close to the island's volcanic vents to incubate its eggs. Others include the flightless snoring rail, the Sulawesi
masked owl, the Sulawesi myna
Sulawesi myna
and the grosbeak starling. There are around 350 known bird species in Sulawesi. An international partnership of conservationists, donors, and local people have formed the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation,[41] in an effort to raise awareness and protect the nesting grounds of these birds on the central-eastern arm of the island.

Reptiles[edit] The larger reptiles of Sulawesi
are not endemic and include reticulated and Burmese pythons, king cobras, water monitors, sailfin lizards,[42] saltwater crocodiles[42][43] and green sea turtles. An extinct giant tortoise, Megalochelys atlas, was formerly present, but disappeared by 840,000 years ago, possibly because of the arrival of humans.[34][36] Similarly, komodo dragons or similar lizards appear to have inhabited the island, being among its apex predators.[44] The smaller snakes of Sulawesi
include endemic forms such as Calamaria
boesemani, Calamaria muelleri, Calamaria
nuchalis, Cyclotyphlops, Enhydris
matannensis, Ptyas
dipsas, Rabdion grovesi, Tropidolaemus laticinctus
Tropidolaemus laticinctus
and Typhlops conradi. Similarly, the smaller lizards of Sulawesi
include nonendemic species such as Bronchocela jubata, Dibamus novaeguineae
Dibamus novaeguineae
and Gekko smithii, as well as endemic species such as Lipinia infralineolata and Luperosaurus

Amphibians[edit] The amphibians of Sulawesi
include the endemic frogs Hylarana celebensis, H. macrops, H. mocquardi, Ingerophrynus celebensis, Limnonectes arathooni, L. larvaepartus, L. microtympanum, Occidozyga celebensis, O. semipalmata and O. tompotika as well as the endemic "flying frogs" Rhacophorus edentulus
Rhacophorus edentulus
and R. georgii.

Freshwater fish[edit] 15 species of viviparous halfbeaks are endemic to Sulawesi, including 12 Nomorhamphus
(depicted), Dermogenys orientalis, D. vogti, and Tondanichthys kottelati.[45][46][47] Sulawesi
is home to more than 70 freshwater fish species,[48] including more than 55 endemics.[49] Among these are the genus Nomorhamphus, a species flock of viviparous halfbeaks containing 12 species that only are found on Sulawesi
(others are from the Philippines).[45][46] In addition to Nomorhamphus, the majority of Sulawesi's freshwater fish species are ricefishes, gobies ( Glossogobius
and Mugilogobius) and Telmatherinid sail-fin silversides.[49] The last family is almost entirely restricted to Sulawesi, especially the Malili Lake system, consisting of Matano and Towuti, and the small Lontoa (Wawantoa), Mahalona and Masapi.[50] Another unusual endemic is Lagusia micracanthus from rivers in South Sulawesi, which is the sole member of its genus and among the smallest grunters.[51] The gudgeon Bostrychus microphthalmus from the Maros
Karst is the only described species of cave-adapted fish from Sulawesi,[52] but an apparently undescribed species from the same region and genus also exists.[53]

Freshwater crustaceans and snails[edit] Orange delight shrimp ( Caridina
loehae) from Sulawesi. Many species of Caridina
freshwater shrimp and parathelphusid freshwater crabs (Migmathelphusa, Nautilothelphusa, Parathelphusa, Sundathelphusa and Syntripsa) are endemic to Sulawesi.[54][55] Several of these species have become very popular in the aquarium hobby, and since most are restricted to a single lake system, they are potentially vulnerable to habitat loss and overexploitation.[54][55] There are also several endemic cave-adapted shrimp and crabs, especially in the Maros
Karst. This includes Cancrocaeca xenomorpha, which has been called the "most highly cave-adapted species of crab known in the world".[56] The genus Tylomelania
of freshwater snails is also endemic to Sulawesi, with the majority of the species restricted to Lake Poso
Lake Poso
and the Malili Lake system.[57]

Miscellaneous[edit] The mimic octopus is also present in the waters of Sulawesi's coast.

Conservation[edit] Sulawesi
island was recently the subject of an Ecoregional Conservation Assessment, coordinated by The Nature Conservancy. Detailed reports about the vegetation of the island are available.[58] The assessment produced a detailed and annotated list of 'conservation portfolio' sites. This information was widely distributed to local government agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Detailed conservation priorities have also been outlined in a recent publication.[59] The lowland forests on the island have mostly been removed.[60] Because of the relative geological youth of the island and its dramatic and sharp topography, the lowland areas are naturally limited in their extent. The past decade has seen dramatic conversion of this rare and endangered habitat. The island also possesses one of the largest outcrops of serpentine soil in the world, which support an unusual and large community of specialized plant species. Overall, the flora and fauna of this unique center of global biodiversity is very poorly documented and understood and remains critically threatened. The islands of Pepaya, Mas and Raja islands, located in Sumalata Village - North Gorontalo Regency
North Gorontalo Regency
(about 30 km from Saronde Island), have been named a nature reserve since the Dutch colonial time in 1936. Four of the only seven species of turtles can be found in the islands, the world's best turtle habitat. They include Penyu Hijau (Chelonia midas), Penyu Sisik (Eretmochelys imbricata), Penyu Tempayan (Caretta caretta) and Penyu Belimbing (Dermochelys coriacea). In 2011, the habitat was threatened by human activities such as illegal poaching and fish bombing activities; furthermore, a lot of coral reefs, which represent a source of food for turtles, have been damaged.[61]

Environment[edit] Bunaken
Island seen from Manado
Tua island. The largest environmental issue in Sulawesi
is deforestation. In 2007, scientists found that 80 percent of Sulawesi's forest had been lost or degraded, especially centered in the lowlands and the mangroves.[62] Forests have been felled for logging and large agricultural projects. Loss of forest has resulted in many of Sulawesi's endemic species becoming endangered. In addition, 99 percent of Sulawesi's wetlands have been lost or damaged. Other environmental threats included bushmeat hunting and mining.[63]

Parks[edit] The island of Sulawesi
has six national parks and nineteen nature reserves. In addition, Sulawesi
has three marine protected areas. Many of Sulawesi's parks are threatened by logging, mining, and deforestation for agriculture.[63]

See also[edit]

Geography portal Indonesia
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