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 (so͞om-bä′wə, -wä)
A volcanic island of south-central Indonesia in the Lesser Sunda Islands west of Flores. The Dutch gained control in 1905 after signing treaties with the local chieftains.
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(Placename) a mountainous island in Indonesia, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Lombok and Flores islands. Pop: 1 540 000 (2000). Area: 14 750 sq km (5695 sq miles). Former spelling: Soembawa
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(sumˈbɑ wɑ)

one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia. 5965 sq. mi. (15,449 sq. km).
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The earthquakes hit south of Indonesia's Sumbawa island.
Jakarta: A search is underway on Sunday in central Indonesia for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship that sank in the waters off Sumbawa island. Seven of the 14 crew members on board Multi Prima I ship, were rescued by Cahaya Abadi 208 ship, which was about 28 nautical miles north of the ship when it capsized due to billowing waves, head of Mataram SAR office I Nyoman Sidakarya told dpa.
Indonesia's disaster agency said Friday most of the deaths occurred in the northern part of Lombok, and several also were killed in neighboring Sumbawa Island, with economic losses estimated at $501 million, according to official figures.
The thunderous eruption of Mount Tambora, located in the northern part of Indonesia's Sumbawa island, ejected huge amounts of volcanic matter and killed nearly 100,000 people.
The strong earthquake in off north Lombok at 6.46pm today was also felt around Sumbawa Island, Bali Island and East Java.
As many as 42 countries will participate in the Sail Motam 2018 to be held in Sumbawa Island Regency on September 9-23, 2018.
According to AP, Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency said that incessant rains in the past five days caused rivers on Sumbawa Island to break their banks and inundate seven sub-districts in West Nusa Tenggara province.
The most violent volcanic eruption ever recorded was that of Mount Tambora on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, in 1815.
Sumbawa: The western slopes of Mount Tambora in Sanggar peninsula is the main coffee-growing area in Sumbawa Island, thus the coffee from here is marketed as Tambora coffee.