a large island in the W part of Indonesia. 164,147 sq. mi. (425,141 sq. km).
of or relating to Sumatra or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Sumatra
a mountainous island in W Indonesia, in the Greater Sunda Islands, separated from the Malay Peninsula by the Strait of Malacca: Dutch control began in the 16th century; joined Indonesia in 1945. Northern coastal areas, esp Aceh province, suffered devastation as a result of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 42 409 510 (2000). Area: 473 606 sq km (182 821 sq miles) Indonesian spellling Sumatera
Island in Indonesia in the Indian Ocean northwest of Java and west of Malaysia.
Note: Though much of the island is covered by swampland and impenetrable rain forest, Sumatra’s industries — including oil, coal, gold, silver, rubber, timber, and tobacco — produce over half of Indonesia’s income.
noun 1. one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia, S of Flores. 4306 sq. mi. (11,153 sq. km). noun 1. 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 […]
noun 1. one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia: destructive eruption in 1815 of Mt. Tambora. 5965 sq. mi. (15,449 sq. km). noun 1. 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 […]
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