CEDED DISTRICTS to CELÉBES
CEDED DISTRICTS, n.p.A name applied familiarly at the beginning of the last century to the ter ritory south of the Tungabhadra river, which was ceded to the Company by the Nizam in 1800, after the defeat and death of Tippoo Sultan. This territory embraced the present districts of Bellary, Cuddapah, and Karnúl, with the Palnad, which is now a subdivision of the Kistna District. The name perhaps became best known in England from Gleigs Life of Sir Thomas Munro, that great man having administered these provinces for 7 years.
1873.We regret to announce the death of Lieut. -General Sir Hector Jones, G.C.B., at the advanced age of 86. The gallant officer now deceased belonged to the Madras Establishment of the E. I. Co.s forces, and bore a distinguished part in many of the great achievements of that army, including the celebrated march into the Ceded Districts under the Collector of Canara, and the campaign against the Zemindar of Madura. The True Reformer, p. 7 (wrot serkestick).
CELÉBES, n.p. According to Crawfurd this name is unknown to the natives, not only of the great island
itself, but of the Archipelago generally, and must have arisen from some Portuguese misunderstanding
or corruption. There appears to be no general name for the island in the Malay language, unless Tanah
Bugis, the Land of the Bugis people [see BUGIS]. It seems sometimes to have been called the Isle of
Macassar. In form Celebes is apparently a Portuguese plural, and several of their early writers speak
of Celebes as a group of islands. Crawfurd makes a suggestion, but not very confidently, that Pulo
salabih, the islands over and above, might have been vaguely spoken of by the Malays, and understood
by the Portuguese as a name. [Mr. Skeat doubts the correctness of this explanation : The standard
Malay form would be Pulau Salebih, which in some dialects might be Sa-lebis, and this may have been
a variant of Si-Lebih, a mans name, the si corresponding to the def. art. in the Germ. phrase der
Hans. Numerous Malay place-names are derived from those of people.] 1516.Having passed these
islands of Maluco
at a distance of 130 leagues, there are other islands to the west, from which sometimes
there come white people, naked from the waist upwards.
These people eat human flesh, and if the King
of Maluco has any person to execute, they beg for him to eat him, just as one would ask for a pig, and
the islands from which they come are called Celebe.Barbosa, 2023.
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