Definition of Isthmus of Kra
1. Noun. A narrow isthmus linking the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland.
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"AYU (" Malay Land "), the southernmost region in Asia, attached to Further India by the isthmus of Kra, in 10° N. 1st., whence it projects for about 600 ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1883)
"Loftus, [Commander] AJ—Notes of a Journey across the Isthmus of Kra, made with the French Government Survey Expedition, January-April, 1883, ..."
3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"The Isthmus of Corinth, connecting Morea (the Peloponnesus) with Northern Greece, and the Isthmus of Kra, connecting the Malay Peninsula with ..."
4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"Siam. ej. British India : Himalaya ; Burma ; Ceylon. eg. Malay Peninsula from Isthmus of Kra ; Malay Archipelago, including Halmahera ..."
5. The International Geography by Hugh Robert Mill (1915)
"... wide at the Isthmus of Kra, where a ship canal would greatly shorten the voyages from western to eastern Asia. The gulfs of Siam in the east and of ..."
6. Handbook of Commercial Geography by George Goudie Chisholm (1908)
"It is highly mountainous, and clothed with dense tropical forests, but at its northern end, at the Isthmus of Kra (between 10° and 11° N.), there is a gap ..."
7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"The strength of the monsoon on the eastern coast would have to be reckoned with in carrying out any Isthmus of Kra canal scheme, ..."
8. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"The strength of the monsoon on the eastern coast would have to be reckoned with in carrying out any Isthmus of Kra canal scheme, for Chumpon Bay is fully ..."
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