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Banka

[bang-kuh] /ˈbæŋ kə/
noun
1.

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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  • So saying, he drew away in the Banka, rowing toward a thicket on the shore.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • Once again he leaped over the wall and stepped into the Banka.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • At that moment they reached the Pasig and the Banka began to ascend the current.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • Gradually he changed the course of his Banka, rowing toward Binangonan.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • “We ought to tie him to our Banka and drag him along in triumph,” suggested Sinang.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • The Banka, unimpelled by the paddle, seemed to stand still on the water.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • Only, beware; for before you reach the castle on the Banka fearful things will happen.'

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Then keep on your way, and in Lamayan you will find a man in a Banka.

    The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal
  • And the bridal pair lived happily in the castle on the Banka till they died.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • But one day I ran over to Banka in my big sailing-boat to see whether there were any letters, and saw a Dutch paper.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for Banka

Banka

/ˈbæŋkə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of 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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