Greater Sunda Islands


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Greater Sunda Islands

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Greater Sunda Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of islands in the W Malay Archipelago, forming the larger part of the Sunda Islands: consists of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi
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Sun′da Is′lands

(ˈsʌn də)
n.pl.
a chain of islands in Indonesia, in the Malay Archipelago, including Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi (Greater Sunda Islands) and a group of smaller islands extending E from Java to Timor (Lesser Sunda Islands).
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Noun1.Greater Sunda Islands - a chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra
Sunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago
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Location: Malay Peninsula, Greater Sunda Islands (Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi), Bali and the Philippines (Palawan, Mindoro).
It is also found in Maluku and Borneo, known as the Greater Sunda Islands of Indonesia.

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