Definition of Greater Sunda Islands

1. Noun. A chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra.

Group relationships: Sunda Islands
Generic synonyms: Archipelago

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greater Sunda Islands

Great War
Great White North
Great White Way
Great Yarmouth
Great Year
Greater Antillean
Greater Antilles
Greater Armenia
Greater China
Greater Hebrides
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Greater New Orleans Bridge
Greater New York
Greater Poland
Greater Sunda Islands (current term)
Grecian knot
Grecian knots
Greco-Roman architecture
Greco-Roman deity

Literary usage of Greater Sunda Islands

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"This immigration was of longest duration for the greater Sunda islands, of which lava was the first to become isolated. The fauna of these islands, ..."

2. A Manual of Dates: A Dictionary of Reference to the Most Important Events in by George Henry Townsend (1867)
"... Borneo, discovered by the Portuguese in 1518 ; Celebes, occupied by the Portuguese in the i6th century ; form what are termed the Greater Sunda Islands. ..."

3. The International Geography by Hugh Robert Mill (1915)
"Greater Sunda Islands Java.—Java, although not the largest of the Greater Sunda Islands, is the most important of the Dutch possessions. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1901)
"Thence it extends eastward to the greater Sunda Islands (Sumatra and Java) ; it is found in the Philippine Islands, but does not advance any ..."

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