Banka



Bangka.
an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km).
Historical Examples

Only, beware; for before you reach the castle on the Banka fearful things will happen.’
The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang

So saying, he drew away in the Banka, rowing toward a thicket on the shore.
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

The Banka, unimpelled by the paddle, seemed to stand still on the water.
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

At that moment they reached the Pasig and the Banka began to ascend the current.
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

Then keep on your way, and in Lamayan you will find a man in a Banka.
The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal

Gradually he changed the course of his Banka, rowing toward Binangonan.
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

“We ought to tie him to our Banka and drag him along in triumph,” suggested Sinang.
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

And the bridal pair lived happily in the castle on the Banka till they died.
The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang

In the other Banka fires burned on the clay kalanes for preparing refreshments of tea, coffee, and salabat.
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

But one day I ran over to Banka in my big sailing-boat to see whether there were any letters, and saw a Dutch paper.
‘Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad

noun
a variant spelling of Bangka
noun
an island in Indonesia, separated from Sumatra by the Bangka Strait. Chief town: Pangkalpinang. Area: about 11 914 sq km (4600 sq miles)

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