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Sun·da Islands

 (sŭn′də, so͞on′-)
A group of islands of the western Malay Archipelago between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Greater Sunda Islands include Sumatra, Borneo, Java, and Sulawesi; the Lesser Sunda Islands lie east of Java and extend from Bali to Timor. Sumatra and Java are separated by the Sunda Strait, a narrow channel linking the Indian Ocean with the Java Sea.

Sunda Islands

(ˈsʌndə)
pl n
(Placename) a chain of islands in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of the Greater Sunda Islands (chiefly Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Sulawesi) and Nusa Tenggara (the Lesser Sunda Islands). Former spelling: Soenda Islands

Sun′da Is′lands

(ˈsʌn də)
n.pl.
a chain of islands in Indonesia, in the Malay Archipelago, including Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi (Greater Sunda Islands) and a group of smaller islands extending E from Java to Timor (Lesser Sunda Islands).
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Noun1.Sunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay ArchipelagoSunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago
East India, East Indies, Malay Archipelago - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
Greater Sunda Islands - a chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra
Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara - a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java; includes Bali and Timor
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