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Sarawak

[suh-rah-wahk, -wah] /səˈrɑ wɑk, -wɑ/
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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  • From Sarawak, or the mouth of the river, the distance is five hundred sea miles.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • This appears to have been the nature of the services that purchased Sarawak.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • It was your great republic that first recognized the independence of Sarawak.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • By seven o'clock we were entering the Santubong mouth of the Sarawak river.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • The Government of Sarawak now employs twenty-two European officers.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • But the loveliest countries have their little drawbacks, Sarawak not excepted.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • This residency, the smallest in Sarawak, is now in charge of a Eurasian, or half-caste.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • This mode of execution has been retained by the European rulers of Sarawak.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher
  • Sarawak is said to supply more than half of the sago produce of the world.

    British Borneo

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

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher
British Dictionary definitions for Sarawak

Sarawak

/səˈrɑːwək/
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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