Lesser Sunda Islands


plural noun

See under Sunda Islands.

Definition for lesser sunda islands (2 of 2)

Sunda Islands
[ suhn-duh; Dutch soon-dah ]
/ ˈsʌn də; Dutch ˈsun dɑ /

plural noun

a chain of islands in Indonesia, in the Malay Archipelago, including Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi (Greater Sunda Islands); and a group of smaller islands extending E from Java to Timor (Lesser Sunda Islands).
Also Soenda Islands [soon-dah] /ˈsun dɑ/.
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British Dictionary definitions for lesser sunda islands (1 of 2)

Lesser Sunda Islands

pl n

the English name of Nusa Tenggara

British Dictionary definitions for lesser sunda islands (2 of 2)

Sunda Islands
/ (ˈsʌndə) /

pl n

a chain of islands in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of the Greater Sunda Islands (chiefly Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Sulawesi) and Nusa Tenggara (the Lesser Sunda Islands)Former spelling: Soenda Islands
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