or Ban·ka



an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of 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




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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