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 (sə-rä′wäk, -wăk, -wä)
A region of Malaysia on northwest Borneo. A British protectorate after 1888 and a crown colony after 1946, it joined Malaysia in 1963.


(Placename) a state of Malaysia, on the NW coast of Borneo on the South China Sea: granted to Sir James Brooke by the Sultan of Brunei in 1841 as a reward for helping quell a revolt; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kuching. Pop: 2 071 506 (2000). Area: about 124 449 sq km (48 050 sq miles)


(səˈrɑ wɑk, -wɑ)

a state in Malaysia, on NW Borneo. 1,648,217; ab. 48,250 sq. mi. (124,449 sq. km). Cap.: Kuching.
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Noun1.Sarawak - a region of Malaysia on northwestern BorneoSarawak - a region of Malaysia on northwestern Borneo
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
East Malaysia - the part of Malaysia that is on the island of Borneo
Sarawakian - a native or inhabitant of Sarawak
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The North Borneo request was coupled with one from the British Crown Colony of Sarawak.

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