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

The island of Bangka is occupied mostly by a branch of the Passumahs.
The Races of Man Joseph Deniker

Of this sand, at Bangka, a pikul, or 133 pounds is said to yield about 75 pounds of the metal.
The History of Sumatra William Marsden

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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