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A sultanate of northern Borneo on the South China Sea. Formerly a self-governing British protectorate, it became fully independent on January 1, 1984. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital.

Bru·nei′an adj. & n.


(bruːˈnaɪ; ˈbruːnaɪ)
1. (Placename) a sultanate in NW Borneo, consisting of two separate areas on the South China Sea, otherwise bounded by Sarawak: controlled all of Borneo and parts of the Philippines and the Sulu Islands in the 16th century; under British protection since 1888; internally self-governing since 1971; became fully independent in 1984 as a member of the Commonwealth. The economy depends chiefly on oil and natural gas. Official language: Malay; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: Brunei dollar. Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. Pop: 415 717 (2013 est). Area: 5765 sq km (2226 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the former name of Bandar Seri Begawan


(brʊˈnaɪ, -ˈneɪ)

an independent sultanate on the NW coast of Borneo: a former British protectorate (1889–1983). 322,982; 2226 sq. mi. (5765 sq. km).Cap.: Bandar Seri Begawan. Official name, Brunei′ Da•rus•sa•lam′ (ˌdɑ ru sɑˈlɑm)
Bru•nei′an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Brunei - a sultanate in northwestern BorneoBrunei - a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Borneo, Kalimantan - 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
Bruneian - a native or inhabitant of Brunei
BruneiBrunei Darussalam


nBrunei nt
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