- Place Type
- Third largest island in the world; located in Malay Archipelago, E of Sumatra; divided into Brunei, 2 Malaysian states, & several Indonesian provinces; invaded from S India 5th cen.; visited by Portuguese, Dutch, & British beginning in 16th cen. The island is divided politically between the countries of Brunei and Indonesia.
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