Bandar Seri Begawan
[ buhn-der-ser-ee-buh-gah-wuh n ]
/ ˈbʌn dərˈsɛr i bəˈgɑ wən /
a seaport in and the capital of the sultanate of Brunei, on the NW coast of Borneo, in the Malay Archipelago.
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Definition for bandar seri begawan (2 of 2)
[ broo-nahy, -ney ]
/ brʊˈnaɪ, -ˈneɪ /
a sultanate under British protection on the NW coast of Borneo: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1984. 2220 sq. mi. (5750 sq. km). Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan.
Official name Brunei Da·rus·sa·lam [dah-roo-sah-lahm] /ˌdɑ ru sɑˈlɑm/.
Related formsBru·nei·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bandar seri begawan (1 of 2)
/ (bruːˈnaɪ, ˈbruːnaɪ) /
a sultanate in NW Borneo, consisting of two separate areas on the South China Sea, otherwise bounded by Sarawak: controlled all of Borneo and parts of the Philippines and the Sulu Islands in the 16th century; under British protection since 1888; internally self-governing since 1971; became fully independent in 1984 as a member of the Commonwealth. The economy depends chiefly on oil and natural gas. Official language: Malay; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: Brunei dollar. Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. Pop: 415 717 (2013 est). Area: 5765 sq km (2226 sq miles)
the former name of Bandar Seri Begawan
British Dictionary definitions for bandar seri begawan (2 of 2)
Bandar Seri Begawan
/ (ˈbɑːndɑː ˈsɛrɪ bəˈɡɑːwən) /
the capital of Brunei. Pop: 64 000 (2005 est)Former name: Brunei
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