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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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By using the Purposeful Sampling Method, two districts were chosen from each city which had the highest presence milking animal based on the Provincial Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Livestock records (Saricam and Ceyhan from Adana, Kadirli and Sumbas from Osmaniye, Tarsus and Mut from Mersin, the city center and Kirikhan from Hatay, the city center and Andirin from Kahramanmaras).