North Borneo

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North Borneo

(Placename) the former name (until 1963) of Sabah
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(ˈsɑ bɑ)

a state in Malaysia, on the N tip of Borneo: formerly a British crown colony. 1,736,902; 28,460 sq. mi. (73,710 sq. km). Cap.: Kota Kinabalu. Formerly, North Borneo.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.North Borneo - a region of Malaysia in northeastern BorneoNorth Borneo - a region of Malaysia in northeastern 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
Sabahan - a Malaysian from Sabah
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The Federation of Malaya would afterwards be administered again by the British until its Independence in 1957, and later form Malaysia with Singapore, North Borneo (now Sabah), and Sarawak in 1963.
The report, quoting the Eastern Sabah Security Command, stated that the kidnapped victims were 'all Filipinos from Badjao Samal tribe but based in Sabah, North Borneo.'
A Cultural Office could also serve as a mechanism to assist Filipinos working and living in North Borneo, particularly providing them with social services that they currently do not have due to the standing claim of the Philippines on Sabah,' he said.
Wendy then travelled to Sandakan in what was then British North Borneo and began to gather together everything needed for her clinic before setting off for her final destination of Tongud, 300 miles up the Kinabatangan River.
He probably doesn't know that during the presidential campaign in 2016, no less than President Rodrigo Duterte said he would pursue the country's claim over Sabah, which had been under the Sultanate of Sulu until it came under the administration of British North Borneo Co.
1941 - Japanese troops begin invasion of North Borneo during the Second World War.
Soriente follows the Ethnologue classification (North Sarawakan, North Borneo), but suggests that Punan Tuvu' can belong to the Kayan subgroup and points out that Punan Merap should be regarded as a Punan Tuvu' variant.
It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo and Sarawak to form what is now Malaysia.
On Borneo--more precisely the British Bornean territories of Sarawak, Brunei, and North Borneo (present-day Sabah)--Nick produced three monographs and 16 journal articles.
Two Spanish David Hernandez Gasulla and Martha Miguel, Lam Wai Yin Tommy from China as well as local Armella Ali Hassan were greeted by their families as they arrived in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Malaysia's Sabah state on North Borneo.
Born in Malaysian North Borneo, Duncan gained a BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Science at Nottingham University.

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