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  1. an island in Indonesia, between Borneo and Sumatra. 1866 sq. mi. (4833 sq. km).
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Also Belitong, Belitoeng, Belitung.
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  • A few miles to the east of Sumatra are the islands of Banka and Billiton, famous for their tin mines.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania 

    Jewett Castello Gilson

British Dictionary definitions for billiton


  1. an island of Indonesia, in the Java Sea between Borneo and Sumatra. Chief town: Tanjungpandan. Area: 4833 sq km (1866 sq miles)Also called: Belitung
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