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Bor·ne·o

 (bôr′nē-ō′)
An island of the western Pacific Ocean in the Malay Archipelago between the Sulu and Java Seas southwest of the Philippines. It is the third-largest island in the world. The sultanate of Brunei is on the northwest coast; the rest of the island is divided between Indonesia and Malaysia.

Bor′ne·an adj. & n.

Borneo

(ˈbɔːnɪˌəʊ)
n
(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, between the Sulu and Java Seas, part of the Malay Archipelago: divided into Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, and the sultanate of Brunei; mountainous and densely forested. Area: about 750 000 sq km (290 000 sq miles)

Bor•ne•o

(ˈbɔr niˌoʊ)

n.
an island in the Malay Archipelago, politically divided among Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. 290,000 sq. mi. (750,000 sq. km).
Bor′ne•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Borneo - 3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific to the north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago
East India, East Indies, Malay Archipelago - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
Brunei, Negara Brunei Darussalam - a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
Indonesian Borneo, Kalimantan - the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo
East Malaysia - the part of Malaysia that is on the island of Borneo
North Borneo, Sabah - a region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo
Sarawak - a region of Malaysia on northwestern Borneo
Bornean - a native or inhabitant of Borneo
Translations

Borneo

[ˈbɔːnɪəʊ] NBorneo m

Borneo

[ˈbɔːrniəʊ] nBornéo f

Borneo

nBorneo nt

Borneo

[ˈbɔːnɪˌəʊ] nBorneo
References in classic literature ?
At the same instant Muda Saffir with fifty of his head-hunting Dyaks emerged from the jungle east of the camp, bent on discovering the whereabouts of the girl the Malay sought and bearing her away to his savage court far within the jungle fastness of his Bornean principality.
Borneans of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds might have different associations with the BI term harimau as will become evident in the discussion of the distribution of its cognates in Borneo languages below.
Nevertheless, the alleged "tiger" terms of Borneo are spread over many different (cognate) sets of words, implying no great deal of shared history among Borneans as to this predator.
As to the role of the tiger in Bornean art, several authors have pointed to the possibility of foreign influence as well.
The success of the third goal of the C&C project is indicated by the list of authors and co-authors: no less than ten are Borneans, three are from elsewhere in Indonesia, and three from Europe.
The survey, completed in 1985, showed that orangutans born in the wild carry the same inversion on both copies of chromosome 2 - - an SS pair in Sumatrans, a BB pair in Borneans.
Muir worries that maintaining captive Sumatrans and Borneans separately risks falling below that threshold.
There is also a list of Borneans who, at great personal risk, helped the prisoners (pp.
That Borneans themselves might demur never crossed his mind.
Another major contribution of this book is its demonstration of the centrality of real and perceived risks and other uncertainties to an understanding of the economic strategies and general way of life of Southeast Borneans.