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Tapanuli (or, in obsolete Dutch spelling, Tapanoeli) may refer to:

  • Central Tapanuli Regency in North Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Tapanoeli Residency, a colonial Dutch administrative division consisting of most of the western coast of modern North Sumatra province.
  • Sibolga Bay, formerly called in Dutch Baai van Tapanoeli, North Sumatra
  • SS Tapanoeli, a Dutch steam merchant ship from Rotterdam that was active from 1924, primarily in connection to Batavia, Dutch East Indies, which was sunk by German U-boats on 17 March 1941
  • A World War II military command associated with its peer command of Sumatra
  • Tapanuli fever, a fictional illness from the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Dying Detective