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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).
Contemporary Examples

Montana vs. the Supreme Court Michael Tomasky May 22, 2012
The Story Behind The World’s Greatest Headline Brandy Zadrozny January 20, 2014

Historical Examples

The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido Henry Keppel
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido Henry Keppel
Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
The Sacred Tree J. H. Philpot
On the Equator Harry de Windt
Borneo and the Indian Archipelago Frank S. Marryat
On the Equator Harry de Windt

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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