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 (so͞om′bə, -bä)
An island of south-central Indonesia in the Lesser Sunda Islands south of Flores. First visited by Europeans in 1522, it passed to the Dutch in 1866.
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(Placename) an island in Indonesia, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, separated from Flores by the Sumba Strait: formerly important for sandalwood exports. Pop: 355 073 (1990). Area: 11 153 sq km (4306 sq miles). Former spelling: Soemba Former name: Sandalwood Island
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(ˈsum bɑ)

one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia, S of Flores. 4306 sq. mi. (11,153 sq. km).
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Indian forces fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Sumba area of Bandipora district against molestation of a minor girl in Magam area of Budgam district.
Indonesia has many native breeds of cattle, including Bali cattle, Pesisir, Sumba Ongole, Madura, Aceh, Grati, Ongole Grade, Katingan, Sumbawa, Pasundan, Jabres, and Galekan (the characteristics were described in Sutarno and Setyawan [1] and MARI [2]).
The Monsoon Forest was built to mimic the Indonesian jungle as part of the zoo's major [pounds sterling]30 million Islands project, transforming parts of the attraction into the exotic islands of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi.
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