What does Borneo mean?

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ˈbɔr niˌoʊBor·neo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Borneo, Kalimantannoun

    3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific to the north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago


  1. Borneonoun

    A Pacific island shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.


  1. Borneo

    Borneo is the third largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. It is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra, at the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia. The island is divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak in the north occupy about 26% of the island. The sovereign state of Brunei, located on the north coast, comprises about 1% of Borneo's land area. Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Borneo

    an island in the Malay Archipelago, the third largest in the globe, Australia and New Guinea being larger; its length 800 m., and its breadth 700, covered with mountains in the interior, Kinabalu the highest (13,000 ft.); has no volcanoes; bordered all round with wide plains and low marshy ground; rich in vegetation and in minerals, in gold and precious stones; its forests abound with valuable timber, teak, ebony, &c.; all tropical crops and spices are cultivated; the population is Dyak, Malay, and Chinese; possessed in great part by the Dutch, and in the north part by the British.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Borneo

    An island in the Malay Archipelago, east of Sumatra, north of Java, and west of Celebes. It is the third largest island in the world. Its name is a Portuguese alteration of BRUNEI, located on it. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p163; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p73)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. borneo

    An island in the Indian Ocean, the largest in the world except Australia; discovered by the Portuguese about 1520; the pirates of this island were several times chastised by the British government; incorporated with the British empire, December 2, 1846.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Borneo

    A European application of the Sanskrit boorni, land.

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  1. booner

  2. Oberon

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Borneo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Borneo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Borneo in a Sentence

  1. David Jones:

    What we've done is we've figured out a way to reveal a lot of Borneo's secrets by exploring it in a helicopter, we're going into the Danum Valley, we're going to the Kinabatangan River and we're going to visit the Dayak tribes in areas that are not commercial and where people have seen few Westerners before.

  2. Gavin Naylor:

    If you have got lots of different species and each species is supposed to occur in a distinctly different habitat, then you have to be very careful about preserving each of those species, if you find out that, in fact, it’s one species that is distributed over a wider area, then there is not quite so much pressure to conserve every single one of those different species because they are all the same thing. It also tells us this very same species is adaptable to living in different environments. It can live in Pakistan. It can live in Borneo and it can live in Myanmar.

  3. Sylvia Levi:

    She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim... her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization.

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    • A. sesquipedalian
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