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Sarawak

[suh-rah-wahk, -wah]
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noun
  1. a state in the federation of Malaysia, on NW Borneo: formerly a British crown colony (1946–63) and British protectorate (1888–1946). About 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Kuching.
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Examples from the Web for sarawak

Historical Examples

  • From Sarawak, or the mouth of the river, the distance is five hundred sea miles.

    Four Young Explorers

    Oliver Optic

  • This appears to have been the nature of the services that purchased Sarawak.

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid

  • It was your great republic that first recognized the independence of Sarawak.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast

    Rounsevelle Wildman

  • By seven o'clock we were entering the Santubong mouth of the Sarawak river.

    On the Equator

    Harry de Windt

  • This residency, the smallest in Sarawak, is now in charge of a Eurasian, or half-caste.

    On the Equator

    Harry de Windt


British Dictionary definitions for sarawak

Sarawak

noun
  1. a state of Malaysia, on the NW coast of Borneo on the South China Sea: granted to Sir James Brooke by the Sultan of Brunei in 1841 as a reward for helping quell a revolt; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kuching. Pop: 2 071 506 (2000). Area: about 124 449 sq km (48 050 sq miles)
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