Rising out of the sea with bold and often precipitous coasts, Lombok is traversed by two mountain chains.
Bali is separated from Lombok by a strait not more than 15 m. wide.
It is divided into eight provinces under native rajahs, and since 1882 has formed one colony with Lombok, the united pop.
This and the two following days we were sailing along the north side of the island Lombok, on which is a high mountain.
Lombok is now administered from Bali by the Dutch resident on that island.
Disturbances between the Sasaks and the Lombok Balinese frequently occur.
It divides the island of Sumbawa, famous for possessing the most active volcano in the world, from the island of Lombok.
A large expedition was sent to Lombok in 1894, and almost the whole of that island was incorporated in the Dutch dominions.
The line is distinctly drawn between the islands of Lombok and Baly, which are divided only by the narrow strait of fifteen miles.
It is most nearly akin to the Sasak language spoken in Lombok and on the east coast of Bali.