a state in Malaysia, on the northern tip of Borneo: formerly a British crown colony. 29,347 sq. mi. (76,008 sq. km). Capital: Kota Kinabalu.
- Formerly North Bor·ne·o [bawr-nee-oh], /ˈbɔr niˌoʊ/, Brit·ish North Bor·ne·o .
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How to use Sabah in a sentence
The Kinabatangan River flows through the Malaysian state of Sabah.‘Mystery monkey’ could mean its parent’s species may be in trouble | Anne Pinto-Rodrigues | June 21, 2022 | Science News For Students
The state of Sabah, where the Kinabatangan River is located, lost about 40 percent of its forest cover from 1973 to 2010, with logging and palm oil plantations being the main drivers of deforestation, a study in 2014 found.A ‘mystery monkey’ in Borneo may be a rare hybrid. That has scientists worried | Anne Pinto-Rodrigues | May 16, 2022 | Science News
Some, like Sabah, received immigration approval almost two years ago, but decided to stay in Iraq.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas | Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The portly, balding Sabah, a father of two, glances nervously at the television.
Instead, the loot was retained for the benefit of the despicable Emir Al-Sabah IV and a few hundred gluttonous Kuwaiti princes.
The likely competitors also count three women in their ranks, including Syria's first-ever female weight lifter, Soraya Sabah.
No, the old man must die: only thus—thus surely, and thus secretly—can the outraged dignity of Hasn-us-Sabah be appeased.Prince Zaleski | M.P. Shiel
Thus did I prove the variations of the ellipse and 133show Hassan Sabah to be the mule he is.Journeys to Bagdad | Charles S. Brooks
But two evenings past you were queen, with the heir of Hassan Sabah your slave.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The chug-chug of the engine was the only sound as the trim little gunboat Sabah slipped along.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy | Florence Partello Stuart
The mist lifted after reveille and the troops were astonished that the Sabah had disappeared.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy | Florence Partello Stuart
British Dictionary definitions for Sabah
a state of Malaysia, occupying N Borneo and offshore islands in the South China and Sulu Seas: became a British protectorate in 1888; gained independence and joined Malaysia in 1963. Capital: Kota Kinabalu. Pop: 2 603 485 (2000). Area: 73 620 sq km (28 425 sq miles): Former name (until 1963): North Borneo
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