[ soom-bah-wah ]
/ sumˈbɑ wɑ /
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one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia: destructive eruption in 1815 of Mt. Tambora. 5,965 sq. mi. (15,449 sq. km).
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Words nearby Sumbawa
Sumatra, Sumatra camphor, Sumatran, Sumatran elephant, Sumba, Sumbawa, Sumer, Sumerian, Sumerology, Sumgait, sumi
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How to use Sumbawa in a sentence
He begins in the place where devastation was most immediate—the island of Sumbawa and the surrounding region.The Volcano That Rewrote History|William O’Connor|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It divides the island of Sumbawa, famous for possessing the most active volcano in the world, from the island of Lombok.The Last Voyage|Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
We notice first, Simbana, one of the original names of the island of Sumbawa.The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea|George Collingridge
Still more extraordinary—the most remarkable on record—was an eruption in Sumbawa, one of the Molucca Islands, in 1815.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences|Edward Hitchcock
We now stood back towards Sumbawa, as, with the wind from the eastward, it was the only course we could steer.
A glance at the chart showed that we were then driving towards the western end of Sumbawa.
British Dictionary definitions for Sumbawa
/ (suːmˈbɑːwə) /
a mountainous island in Indonesia, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Lombok and Flores islands. Pop: 1 540 000 (2000). Area: 14 750 sq km (5695 sq miles)Former spelling: Soembawa
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