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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.


(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


(sumˈbɑ wɑ)

one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia. 5965 sq. mi. (15,449 sq. km).
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The mine is a large, open-pit, porphyry deposit located on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia.
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.
PTNNT is the operator of the Indonesian Batu Hijau copper and gold mine located on the Sumbawa Island.
The most violent volcanic eruption ever recorded was that of Mount Tambora on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, in 1815.
Horse racing (or pacoa jara) is a way of life for the people in Sumbawa Island near Lombok in Indonesia.
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.
Chapter one, for instance, offers an imagined eyewitness account of Tambora's 1815 eruption on Sumbawa Island before walking readers through the volcanic fallout and molten destruction of land and livelihood the inhabitants suffered.
The Sangeang Api Volcano in Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, continued to spew ashes on Tuesday since its initial eruption on Friday, causing the cancellation of more Bali flights as ash plume covers the regional sky.
The Hu'u Dompu greenfield geothermal project is located in West Nusa Tenggara Province on Indonesia's Sumbawa Island, and may be developed for up to 60 megawatts (MW) in three phases over the next six years.
Five other militants of the Indonesian extremist group were killed on Sumbawa Island, Detik.
Sumiati, a recent high-school graduate from a fishing village on Sumbawa island, was bouncing with enthusiasm when she left
The 1815 explosion of Mount Tambora buried the inhabitants of Sumbawa Island under searing ash, gas and rock, killing an estimated 88,000 people.