Greater Sunda Islands

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Greater Sunda Islands

Greater Sunda Islands

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(Placename) a group of islands in the W Malay Archipelago, forming the larger part of the Sunda Islands: consists of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi

Sun′da Is′lands

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a chain of islands in Indonesia, in the Malay Archipelago, including Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi (Greater Sunda Islands) and a group of smaller islands extending E from Java to Timor (Lesser Sunda Islands).
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Noun1.Greater Sunda Islands - a chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra
Sunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago
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WHERE is the smallest of the Greater Sunda Islands?
Location: Malay Peninsula, Greater Sunda Islands (Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi), Bali and the Philippines (Palawan, Mindoro).
formosus lies within the area formerly occupied by the Greater Sunda River system and in lowland areas immediately adjacent to it, while the Tenasserim or Tananthayi River system of Myanmar lies outside it and separated from it by low-lying but biogeographically significant mountain ranges.

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