[ soom-bah ]
/ ˈsum bɑ /
one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia, S of Flores. 4306 sq. mi. (11,153 sq. km).
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Also called Sandalwood Island. Dutch Soemba.
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British Dictionary definitions for sumba
/ (ˈsuːmbə) /
an island in Indonesia, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, separated from Flores by the Sumba Strait: formerly important for sandalwood exports. Pop: 355 073 (1990). Area: 11 153 sq km (4306 sq miles)Former spelling: Soemba Former name: Sandalwood Island
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