- 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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The portly, balding Sabah, a father of two, glances nervously at the television.The Tragic Exodus of Iraq’s Christians
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The chug-chug of the engine was the only sound as the trim little gunboat Sabah slipped along.
The mist lifted after reveille and the troops were astonished that the Sabah had disappeared.
Solemnly they exchanged inquiring glances, then in mock indignation glowered at the Sabah.
The island toward which the Sabah was making her way seemed blacker and denser than its more frivolous neighbors.
The little gunboat Sabah was bobbing at her moorings, and Piang joined the crowd that was gazing in wonder at the strange craft.
- 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