Bornean



an island in the Malay Archipelago, politically divided among Indonesia, Malaysia, and the British-protected sultanate of Brunei. 290,000 sq. mi. (750,000 sq. km).
Historical Examples

Birds from North Borneo Max C. Thompson
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
Bruin Mayne Reid
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
Mammals Collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott on the Natuna Islands Gerrit Miller
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, June 18, 1892 Various

adjective
of or relating to Borneo or its inhabitants
noun
a native or inhabitant of Borneo
noun
an island in the W Pacific, between the Sulu and Java Seas, part of the Malay Archipelago: divided into Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, and the sultanate of Brunei; mountainous and densely forested. Area: about 750 000 sq km (290 000 sq miles)

Note: The third-largest island in the world, Borneo is mostly covered by dense jungle and rain forest.

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