Borneo


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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 ?
But more surprising is it to know, as has been proved by experiment, that the blood of a Polar whale is warmer than that of a Borneo negro in summer.
The wild man from Borneo has just come to town,'" he sang, dancing a species of war dance about his terrified mother and scandalized tutor, and ending up by throwing his arms about the former's neck and kissing her upon either cheek.
A party, of which he formed one, landed at Borneo, and passed into the interior on an excursion of pleasure.
When this chaining arrangement was complete, and the party stood as far apart from each other as possible, they formed a circle; and to make all things appear natural, Hop-Frog passed the residue of the chain in two diameters, at right angles, across the circle, after the fashion adopted, at the present day, by those who capture Chimpanzees, or other large apes, in Borneo.
He had taken part in an expedition against the head-hunters of Borneo and had known Samoa when it was still an independent state.
Its large toes protruded laterally as do those of the semiarboreal peoples of Borneo, the Philippines and other remote regions where low types still persist.
That will be a long time in which to be isolated upon a savage little speck of land off the larger but no less savage Borneo.
Still more striking is the fact that southern Australian forms are clearly represented by plants growing on the summits of the mountains of Borneo.
We see, however, a few southern vegetable forms on the mountains of Borneo and Abyssinia.
The natives belong to different islands in the East Indian archipelago, but all speak the same language: we saw the inhabitants of Borneo, Celebes, Java, and Sumatra.
However, at last, nothing else offering, and as sitting still, to me especially, was the unhappiest part of life, I resolved on this voyage too, which we made very successfully, touching at Borneo and several other islands, and came home in about five months, when we sold our spices, with very great profit, to the Persian merchants, who carried them away to the Gulf.
Borneo Aqua Harvest Bhd is acquiring over a dormant company, Wullersdorf Resources Sdn Bhd for RM131 million, in an all-share deal, to spread into the mining business.