Sandakan

Sandakan

[sahn-dah-kahn, san-dah-kuhn]
noun
a city in NE Sabah, in E Malaysia.
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Sandakan (sɑːnˈdɑːkɑːn)
 
n
a port in Malaysia, on the NE coast of Sabah: capital (until 1947) of North Borneo. Pop: 347 334 (2000)

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sandakan

city and port, eastern Sabah, East Malaysia, northeastern Borneo. It is located on an inlet of the Sulu Sea, near the mouth of the Kinabatangan River, on the heavily indented east coast. The capital of British North Borneo (now Sabah) until 1947, it is the commercial heart of the state

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