Borneo

[ bawr-nee-oh ]
/ ˈbɔr niˌoʊ /

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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British Dictionary definitions for borneo

Borneo

/ (ˈbɔːnɪˌəʊ) /

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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Culture definitions for borneo

Borneo

Island in Indonesia southwest of the Philippines and north of Java.


Note

The third-largest island in the world, Borneo is mostly covered by dense jungle and rain forest.
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