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Raffles, Sir Stamford

Line breaks: Sir Stam|ford Raf¦fles
Pronunciation: /ˈraf(ə)lz
 
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(1781–1826), British colonial administrator; full name Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. As Lieutenant General of Sumatra he persuaded the East India Company to purchase the undeveloped island of Singapore (1819), undertaking much of the preliminary work for transforming it into an international port and centre of commerce.

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Pronunciation: ˈpʌŋ(k)təm
noun
a small, distinct point