Bangka

or Ban·ka

[ bang-kuh ]
/ ˈbæŋ kə /

noun

an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4,611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km).

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Example sentences from the Web for Bangka

  • The island of Bangka is occupied mostly by a branch of the Passumahs.

    The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
  • Of this sand, at Bangka, a pikul, or 133 pounds is said to yield about 75 pounds of the metal.

    The History of Sumatra|William Marsden

British Dictionary definitions for Bangka

Bangka

Banka

/ (ˈbæŋkə) /

noun

an island in Indonesia, separated from Sumatra by the Bangka Strait . Chief town: Pangkalpinang. Area: about 11 914 sq km (4600 sq miles)
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