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an island in Indonesia, E of Java. 2147 sq. mi. (5561 sq. km).
Capital: Singaraja.
one of a breed of domesticated banteng cattle, Bos banteng domesticus, raised for milk and meat and as a work animal.
Contemporary Examples

Bali is one of few places in the world where you can have Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese all in one restaurant.
Fresh Picks Padma Lakshmi October 19, 2009

Just last December, Ayman Zawahiri issued an audio message eulogizing three JI operatives executed for bombings in Bali in 2002.
The Jihadists Strike Back Bruce Riedel July 16, 2009

Ibnu Ahmad was a killer, and member of the militant group notorious for the Bali bombings that left 202 people dead.
My Trip With a Terrorist Eliza Griswold August 26, 2010

It was the one that saved me so I could have Christmas in Bali.
The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370 Lennox Samuels December 28, 2014

All are allegedly part of a global conspiracy against Islam that ranges from the Caucasus to Kashmir to Bali.
Al Qaeda Is Probably Pleased With Boston Bombing Bruce Riedel April 18, 2013

Historical Examples

The art of Bali is more fantastic than that of ancient Java.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

And I suppose the same conditions obtain in the seraglios of Bali.
Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell

A small prau returning from Bali to the island of Goram overtook us.
The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace

And when Bali had offered a great sacrifice, the Dwarf as a Brhmaṇa came to beg.
Avatras Annie Besant

Looking down to the south-east of Java, we shall find the small island of Bali.
In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston

an island in Indonesia, east of Java: mountainous, rising over 3000 m (10 000 ft). Capital: Denpasar. Pop: 3 151 162 (2000). Area: 5558 sq km (2146 sq miles)
Bali [(bah-lee, bal-ee)]

Island of southern Indonesia east of Java.

Note: Bali’s striking volcanic (see volcano) scenery provides a romantic backdrop for its culture, known for its elaborate dances, rituals, and handicrafts.


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