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Bangka

or Banka

[bang-kuh] /ˈbæŋ kə/
noun
1.
an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km).
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  • The island of Bangka is occupied mostly by a branch of the Passumahs.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • Of this sand, at Bangka, a pikul, or 133 pounds is said to yield about 75 pounds of the metal.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
British Dictionary definitions for Bangka

Bangka

/ˈbæŋkə/
noun
1.
an island in Indonesia, separated from Sumatra by the Bangka Strait. Chief town: Pangkalpinang. Area: about 11 914 sq km (4600 sq miles)
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