Sabah

[ sah-bah ]
/ ˈsɑ bɑ /

noun

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.

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Formerly North Bor·ne·o [bawr-nee-oh], /ˈbɔr niˌoʊ/, Brit·ish North Bor·ne·o .
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Sabah
/ (ˈsɑːbɑː) /

noun

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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