Definition of Molucca Islands in US English:

Molucca Islands

proper noun

  • An island group in Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea; capital, Amboina. Settled by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, the islands were captured a century later by the Dutch. They were formerly known as the Spice Islands.

    Indonesian name Maluku


Molucca Islands

/məˌləkə ˈīləndz//məˌləkə ˈaɪləndz/