Gorong archipelago

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Gorong archipelago in the east of Maluku Islands

Gorong archipelago is between Watubela archipelago and Ceram in the Maluku Islands.

The Nagarakretagama, an Old Javanese eulogy to king Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit written in 1365, mentions "Gurun" amongst the tributary countries of the kingdom.[1]

The English naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace described the islands, which he called Goram, in chapter 25 of his 1869 book The Malay Archipelago.[2]


  1. ^ Denys Lombard, Le carrefour javanais (1990)
  2. ^ Wallace, Alfred Russel (1869). "25: Ceram, Goram, and the Matabello Islands". The Malay Archipelago: The land of the orang-utan, and the bird of paradise. A narrative of travel, with sketches of man and nature (1 ed.). Macmillan. 

Coordinates: 4°01′22″S 131°25′01″E / 4.02278°S 131.41694°E / -4.02278; 131.41694