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An island of southern Indonesia in the Lesser Sundas just east of Java. Largely mountainous with a tropical climate and fertile soil, it is noted as a center of traditional Hindu culture.


(Placename) an island in Indonesia, east of Java: mountainous, rising over 3000 m (10 000 ft). Capital: Denpasar. Pop: 3 151 162 (2000). Area: 5558 sq km (2146 sq miles)


(ˈbɑ li, ˈbæl i)

an island in Indonesia, E of Java. 2,469,930; 2147 sq. mi. (5561 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bali - an island in Indonesia to the east of JavaBali - an island in Indonesia to the east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara - a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java; includes Bali and Timor
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
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The Third Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali Island, on December 9-10.
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The embassy sent emails to US citizens quoting Bali's governor, Mr Mangku Pastika, as saying "There is an indication of an attack to Bali tonight.
In an email to US citizens in the area, the American embassy in Indonesia said: "There is an indication of an attack to Bali tonight.
A service between Melbourne and Bali will be operated three times weekly and a service between Sydney and Bali will be operated twice weekly.
Pupil Nicola Goodson, aged 14, said: "I really want to start writing after listening to Bali.
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Illustrated with full color photographs throughout, A Field Guide To The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Bali is a guide written especially for zoologists, herpetologists, and other professionals, yet so straightforward that lay readers will find it a simple matter to identify Bali amphibian and reptile species.
But during the New Year's holiday season, JAL will engage in normal operations between Japan and Bali.
Tobias Ellwood, 39, who is now a Tory MP, lost his brother Jon in the Bali bombings in which 202 died.