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Kota Kinabalu

[koh-tuh kin-uh-buh-loo] /ˈkoʊ tə ˌkɪn ə bəˈlu/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of the state of Sabah, in Malaysia, on the NW coast of Borneo.
Formerly Jesselton.

Sabah

[sah-bah] /ˈsɑ bɑ/
noun
1.
a state in Malaysia, on the N tip of Borneo: formerly a British crown colony. 29,347 sq. mi. (76,008 sq. km).
Capital: Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu

/ˈkəʊtə ˌkɪnəbəˈluː/
noun
1.
a port in Malaysia, capital of Sabah state on the South China Sea: exports timber and rubber. Pop: 439 000 (2005 est) Former name Jesselton

Sabah

/ˈsɑːbɑː/
noun
1.
a state of Malaysia, occupying N Borneo and offshore islands in the South China and Sulu Seas: became a British protectorate in 1888; gained independence and joined Malaysia in 1963. Capital: Kota Kinabalu. Pop: 2 603 485 (2000). Area: 73 620 sq km (28 425 sq miles) Former name (until 1963) North Borneo
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