Booton, or Bouton, an island - 1,700 miles in area - of the Malay Archipelago, separated from Celebes and from the Isle of Muna by a narrow strait, and lying to the S.E. of Celebes. The Malay inhabitants are under the suzerainty of the Dutch, and the Sultan who lives at Bolio is controlled by a Resident. The island is well wooded, and produces fine timber. Maize, rice, and sago are cultivated.