EXAMPLES | noun an island in the Malay Archipelago, politically divided among Indonesia, Malaysia, and the British-protected sultanate of Brunei. 290,000 sq. mi. (750,000 sq. km). Related forms Bor·ne·an, adjective, noun
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All hands applauded when the deed was done, as the
Bornean washed his keen blade.
"Not much of it here is found," added Achang Bakir, the
"So quick as you could cut it down," insisted the
"Fixed so that snake can't get off the post into house," the
Bornean spoke to a man who seemed to be the captain and a Malay. British Dictionary definitions for bornean adjective of or relating to Borneo or its inhabitants noun a native or inhabitant of Borneo noun an island in the W Pacific, between the Sulu and Java Seas, part of the Malay Archipelago: divided into Kalimantan ( Indonesian Borneo), the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, and the sultanate of Brunei; mountainous and densely forested. Area: about 750 000 sq km (290 000 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for bornean
large island in Indonesia, from Portuguese alteration of
Brunei, which is today the name of a sultanate on the island. This is Hindi and probably ultimately from Sanskrit bhumi "land, region."
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The third-largest island in the world, Borneo is mostly covered by dense jungle and rain forest.
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