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Labuan

[lah-boo-ahn]
noun
  1. an island off the W coast of Sabah: part of Sabah state, E Malaysia: a free port. 35 sq. mi. (90.65 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of labuan

  • The island is larger than that of Labuan, and, as far as we know, has no coal.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido

    Henry Keppel

  • In 1889 Labuan was put under the administration of the Company.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher

  • Sarawak in Borneo, and Labuan off the coasts, are such gates.

  • The bishop of Singapore and Sarawak is also bishop of Labuan.

  • Labuan is situated off the mouth of the Brunai River and has an area of thirty square miles.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher


British Dictionary definitions for labuan

Labuan

noun
  1. an island off the NW coast of Borneo, forming a federal territory of Malaysia: part of the Straits Settlements until 1946, when transferred to North Borneo. Chief town: Victoria (or Labuan). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)
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