Lesser Sunda Islands


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Lesser Sunda Islands

Lesser Sunda Islands

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(Placename) the English name of Nusa Tenggara

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.Lesser Sunda Islands - a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java; includes Bali and Timor
Sunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago
Bali - an island in Indonesia to the east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
Timor - an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
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In April 1909 he embarked on a second trip to the Indies, which brought him to the Straits Settlements, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, and the Philippines, always on the hunt for new material and information.
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The plate boundaries are most accurate along the axis of the trenches and more diffuse or speculative in the South China Sea and Lesser Sunda Islands.
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A little island stands out: it sits in the centre of a necklace of islands, called the lesser Sunda Islands, that stretches all the way from Malaysia to New Guinea.