Brunei

[ broo-nahy, -ney ]
/ brʊˈnaɪ, -ˈneɪ /

noun

a sultanate under British protection on the NW coast of Borneo: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1984. 2,220 sq. mi. (5,750 sq. km). Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan.

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Official name Brunei Da·rus·sa·lam [dah-roo-sah-lahm]. /ˌdɑ ru sɑˈlɑm/.

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Bru·nei·an, adjective, noun
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Brunei
/ (bruːˈnaɪ, ˈbruːnaɪ) /

noun

a sultanate in NW Borneo, consisting of two separate areas on the South China Sea, otherwise bounded by Sarawak: controlled all of Borneo and parts of the Philippines and the Sulu Islands in the 16th century; under British protection since 1888; internally self-governing since 1971; became fully independent in 1984 as a member of the Commonwealth. The economy depends chiefly on oil and natural gas. Official language: Malay; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: Brunei dollar. Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. Pop: 415 717 (2013 est). Area: 5765 sq km (2226 sq miles)
the former name of Bandar Seri Begawan
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