- 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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From Sarawak, or the mouth of the river, the distance is five hundred sea miles.Four Young Explorers
This appears to have been the nature of the services that purchased Sarawak.Bruin
It was your great republic that first recognized the independence of Sarawak.Tales of the Malayan Coast
By seven o'clock we were entering the Santubong mouth of the Sarawak river.
This residency, the smallest in Sarawak, is now in charge of a Eurasian, or half-caste.
- 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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