an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for banka
Historical Examples of banka
So saying, he drew away in the banka, rowing toward a thicket on the shore.
Once again he leaped over the wall and stepped into the banka.
At that moment they reached the Pasig and the banka began to ascend the current.
Gradually he changed the course of his banka, rowing toward Binangonan.
“We ought to tie him to our banka and drag him along in triumph,” suggested Sinang.
British Dictionary definitions for banka
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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