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Brunei

(Encyclopedia)Brunei därˌəsəlämˈ , officially State of Brunei Darussalam, sultanate (2020 est. pop. 43...

Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, Sir Hassanal

(Encyclopedia)Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, Sir Hassanal, 1946–, sultan of Brunei (1967–). He succeeded to the throne after the abdication of his father, Sultan Sir Omar Ali Saifuddin. Known as a playboy, he no...

Bandar Seri Begawan

(Encyclopedia)Bandar Seri Begawan bänˈdär sĕrˈē bĕgäˈwän [key], city (2021 est. pop. 64,4...

Sarawak

(Encyclopedia)Sarawak səräˈwäk [key], state (1991 pop. 1,648,217), 48,342 sq mi (125,206 sq km), Malaysia, in NW Borneo and on the South China Sea. It is bordered on the NE by the states of Brunei and Sabah and...

Malay Archipelago

(Encyclopedia)Malay Archipelago, great island group of SE Asia, formerly called the East Indies. Lying between the Asian mainland and Australia, and separating the Pacific Ocean from the Indian Ocean, it includes B...

Brooke, Sir James

(Encyclopedia)Brooke, Sir James, 1803–68, rajah of Sarawak on Borneo, b. India, of English parents. After active service in Burma (1825–26), he retired (1830) from the army of the East India Company. He sailed ...

Borneo

(Encyclopedia)Borneo bôrˈnēōˌ , island, c.287,000 sq mi (743,330 sq km), largest of the Malay Archipela...

Far East

(Encyclopedia)Far East, in the most restricted sense, region comprising the countries of E Asia, namely China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan, and the easternmost portion of Russian Siberia (...

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

(Encyclopedia)Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), organization established by the Bangkok Declaration (1967), linking the nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Subsequent...

Labuan

(Encyclopedia)Labuan ləbo͞oˈən, läˌbo͞oänˈ [key], island (1991 pop. 54,307), 38 sq mi (98 sq km), a federal territory of Malaysia, off Sabah, N Borneo, in the South China Sea. Coconuts, rubber, and rice ar...

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