North Borneo

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North Borneo

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


(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.
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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in a previous hearing, asked legislators to include Sabah and North Borneo in pushing for BBL.
The Philippines claims ownership over Sabah based on the land title of the sultan of Sulu, who once ruled Sabah and leased it to the British North Borneo Co.
1941 - Japanese troops begin invasion of North Borneo during the Second World War.
It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo and Sarawak to form what is now Malaysia.
5 On this day in 1963, Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak merged to form what new country?
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.
His most substantial work on Borneo was Under Chartered Company Rule: North Borneo 1881-1946, published in Singapore by the University of Malaya Press in 1958, and, with additional material covering the 1950s, republished as A History of Modern Sabah: North Borneo, 1881-1963 in 1963, Malaysia year.
In the South Pacific, Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore formed the federation to be known as Malaysia (though Singapore was expelled two years later).
Born in Malaysian North Borneo, Duncan gained a BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Science at Nottingham University.
Malcolm MacDonald (1901-81), Governor-General of the British dependencies of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo (now Sabah), and High Commissioner for the Sultanate of Brunei from 1946-1948.
The rebellion was triggered by Britain's efforts to give independence to Brunei and the crown colonies of Sarawak, North Borneo, and Singapore by merging them with already independent Malaya to form Malaysia.
For instance, Henry Ling Roth's publication, The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo (1896), contains two volumes and was based chiefly on the unpublished manuscripts of Hugh Brooke Low, a young Sarawak civil servant.

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