- a large island in the W part of Indonesia. 164,147 sq. mi. (425,141 sq. km).
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She published a book about the Minangkabau in 2000 called Webs of Power: Women, Kin and Community in a Sumatran Village.Islam’s Secret Feminists
September 4, 2011
In Brunai, dogs are called kuyok, a term said to be of Sumatran origin.British Borneo</p>
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Some new crater may have burst forth in the Sumatran ranges.Blown to Bits
This is the case with many of the Sumatran women of Lampong.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man
Robert Gordon Latham
As a general rule, the Sumatran is content to marry, and is faithful to his wife.The History of Prostitution
William W. Sanger
The Sumatran leaf has little aroma or flavor and its value is for appearance only.Tobacco Leaves
W. A. Brennan
- of or relating to Sumatra or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Sumatra
- a mountainous island in W Indonesia, in the Greater Sunda Islands, separated from the Malay Peninsula by the Strait of Malacca: Dutch control began in the 16th century; joined Indonesia in 1945. Northern coastal areas, esp Aceh province, suffered devastation as a result of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 42 409 510 (2000). Area: 473 606 sq km (182 821 sq miles)Indonesian spellling: Sumatera
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Though much of the island is covered by swampland and impenetrable rain forest, Sumatra's industries — including oil, coal, gold, silver, rubber, timber, and tobacco — produce over half of Indonesia's income.
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