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Bali

[bah-lee, bal-ee] /ˈbɑ li, ˈbæl i/
noun
1.
an island in Indonesia, E of Java. 2147 sq. mi. (5561 sq. km).
Capital: Singaraja.
2.
one of a breed of domesticated banteng cattle, Bos banteng domesticus, raised for milk and meat and as a work animal.
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  • And I suppose the same conditions obtain in the seraglios of Bali.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • To these may be added the recent conquests in the island of Bali.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • And when Bali had offered a great sacrifice, the Dwarf as a Brhmaṇa came to beg.

    Avatras Annie Besant
  • A small prau returning from Bali to the island of Goram overtook us.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • They are divided into Balis (septs) and a man may not marry within his own Bali.

British Dictionary definitions for Bali

Bali

/ˈbɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
an island in Indonesia, east of Java: mountainous, rising over 3000 m (10 000 ft). Capital: Denpasar. Pop: 3 151 162 (2000). Area: 5558 sq km (2146 sq miles)
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Bali in Culture
Bali [(bah-lee, bal-ee)]

Island of southern Indonesia east of Java.

Note: Bali's striking volcanic (see volcano) scenery provides a romantic backdrop for its culture, known for its elaborate dances, rituals, and handicrafts.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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