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

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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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This book is also important for our understanding of the dynamics between 'myth' and 'history', not only in present-day Sikka and the Lesser Sundas, but also in Southeast Asia as a whole.
Timor, the largest and easternmost island of the Lesser Sundas, lies 520 miles north west of Darwin, Australia.