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Batchian, or Batshian, an island belonging to the Dutch in the Ternate group of the Molucca Archipelago. It has an area of about 900 sq. m., and is mountainous, but fertile, producing rice, sago, cocoa, and cloves. It was taken from the Spaniards in 1610. The capital, which has the same name, is in the interior.