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Kuching

[koo-ching]
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noun
  1. a seaport in and capital of Sarawak state, in E Malaysia: capital of the former colony of Sarawak.
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Sarawak

[suh-rah-wahk, -wah]
noun
  1. a state in the federation of Malaysia, on NW Borneo: formerly a British crown colony (1946–63) and British protectorate (1888–1946). About 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Kuching.
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  • Their time over, they are relieved by others, and return to Kuching.

    On the Equator

    Harry de Windt

  • The coal is conveyed to Kuching weekly, in a small sailing vessel.

    On the Equator

    Harry de Windt

  • The capital of Sarawak is Kuching, which in Malay signifies a "cat."

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher

  • He said he was at Kuching, looking about for a head, and went into the court-house.

  • Messahore was warned that if he came to Kuching he would be treated as an enemy.


British Dictionary definitions for kuching

Kuching

noun
  1. a port in E Malaysia, capital of Sarawak state, on the Sarawak River 24 km (15 miles) from its mouth. Pop: 152 310 (2000)
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Sarawak

noun
  1. a state of Malaysia, on the NW coast of Borneo on the South China Sea: granted to Sir James Brooke by the Sultan of Brunei in 1841 as a reward for helping quell a revolt; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kuching. Pop: 2 071 506 (2000). Area: about 124 449 sq km (48 050 sq miles)
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