Borneo

[bawr-nee-oh]
noun
an island in the Malay Archipelago, politically divided among Indonesia, Malaysia, and the British-protected sultanate of Brunei. 290,000 sq. mi. (750,000 sq. km).

Bornean, adjective, noun
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Borneo (ˈbɔːnɪˌəʊ)
 
n
an island in the W Pacific, between the Sulu and Java Seas, part of the Malay Archipelago: divided into Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, and the sultanate of Brunei; mountainous and densely forested. Area: about 750 000 sq km (290 000 sq miles)

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Borneo
large island in Indonesia, from Port. alteration of Brunei, still the name of a sultanate on the island. This is Hindu and probably ult. from Skt. bhumi "land, region."
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Borneo definition


Island in Indonesia southwest of the Philippines and north of Java.

Note: The third-largest island in the world, Borneo is mostly covered by dense jungle and rain forest.
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