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An island of southern Indonesia in the Lesser Sundas just east of Java. Largely mountainous with a tropical climate and fertile soil, it is noted as a center of traditional Hindu culture.
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(Placename) an island in Indonesia, east of Java: mountainous, rising over 3000 m (10 000 ft). Capital: Denpasar. Pop: 3 151 162 (2000). Area: 5558 sq km (2146 sq miles)
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(ˈbɑ li, ˈbæl i)

an island in Indonesia, E of Java. 2,469,930; 2147 sq. mi. (5561 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bali - an island in Indonesia to the east of JavaBali - an island in Indonesia to the east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara - a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java; includes Bali and Timor
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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Then, turning to Tristan l'Hermite, "Bali! let him go!"
Yet, eight months later, few remembered that Balis was not only an adept penalty specialist, but had taken the occasional spot-kick for previous clubs.
YOU Balis ended up making 69 appearances for Albion, scoring four times, during a three year spell between 2000-03.
"The time I spent at Albion was the fulfilment of my big dream, because playing in the English League for any Slovakian is an honour," continued Balis.
(7) In the case of racial science on Bali and Lombok racialisation took place at different moments, during fieldwork and afterwards in published work, each with different outcomes.
In order to show how ideas about racial difference were made and how they were challenged, this article first lays out the position of Bali and Lombok in anthropological discussions about the archipelago because these discussions formed the background to Kleiweg de Zwaan's research.
Indeed, Kleiweg's visit to Bali in 1938 should be considered in the light of his growing unease with developments in Germany.
The Edinburgh nursery was previously called Silver Strawberry and was run by Bali's Carousel Leisure, who were put into liquidation by HMRC over unpaid tax.
When Bali re–opened it as Queen Street last August, a series of damning inspection reports were removed from the Care Inspectorate website.