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Brunei


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Place Type
political
Description
Powerful and populous pre-Spanish state; visited by Magellan 1521; refuge for pirates; powerful Muslim sultanate 16th cen., name "Borneo" used by Europeans for whole island; British control 19th-20th cen.; rejected membership in Federation of Malaysia 1963; official language is Malay, though English is widely spoken and used in official documents, & other non-Malay languages are spoken in the interior.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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