Sunda Islands(redirected from Nusatenggara)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Sun·da Islands(sŭn′də, so͞on′-)
A group of islands of the western Malay Archipelago between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Greater Sunda Islands include Sumatra, Borneo, Java, and Sulawesi; the Lesser Sunda Islands lie east of Java and extend from Bali to Timor. Sumatra and Java are separated by the Sunda Strait, a narrow channel linking the Indian Ocean with the Java Sea.
(Placename) a chain of islands in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of the Greater Sunda Islands (chiefly Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Sulawesi) and Nusa Tenggara (the Lesser Sunda Islands). Former spelling: Soenda Islands
Sun′da Is′lands(ˈsʌn də)
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Sunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago|
East India, East Indies, Malay Archipelago - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
Greater Sunda Islands - a chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra