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Kalimantan

[kah-lee-mahn-tahn] /ˌkɑ liˈmɑn tɑn/
noun
1.
Indonesian name of Borneo, especially referring to the southern, or Indonesian, part.
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Kalimantan

/ˌkælɪˈmæntən/
noun
1.
the Indonesian name for Borneo: applied to the Indonesian part of the island only, excluding the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and the sultanate of Brunei. Pop: 11 341 558 (2000)
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southern three-quarters of the island of Borneo (q.v.) that is politically part of Indonesia. Indonesians, however, use the word as a geographic term for the entire island. The origin of the name Kalimantan is obscure. In Sarawak the term Kelamantan refers to the sago-eating peoples of northern Borneo. Indonesian Kalimantan is divided into four propinsi-propinsi (provinces): Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Tengah, Kalimantan Selatan, and Kalimantan Timur.

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