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 (krăk′ə-tou′, krä′kə-) or Kra·ka·to·a (-tō′ə)
A volcanic island of Indonesia between Sumatra and Java. An explosive eruption in August 1883 destroyed most of the island and caused a tsunami that killed more than 36,000 people.


(ˌkrɑːkəˈtəʊə; ˌkrækəˈtəʊə) or


(Placename) a volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau"). Also called: Rakata
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Noun1.Krakatoa - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and SumatraKrakatoa - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
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 author made a trip to the present day island Anak Krakatoa and, visiting the nearby town of Anyer (Anjer in earlier times), he investigated the history of the disaster from contemporary and recent sources.