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(north‐west Borneo) long had trading links with Siam and China and, in the 15th cent., fell under the influence of the sultanate of Brunei. In 1841 the sultan offered it as a rajadom to ...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Sarawak , Malaysia A state in East Malaysia named after the Sarawak River, the meaning of which is unknown. The territory was given to the English Brooke family in 1841 as a personal fief and was recognized as an independent state by the UK in 1864 . It became a British crown colony in 1946 and joined Malaysia in 1963...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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85 words

... (north‐west Borneo) long had trading links with Siam and China and, in the 15th cent., fell under the influence of the sultanate of Brunei . In 1841 the sultan offered it as a rajadom to Sir James Brooke , who had helped to put down a revolt of the local Dayaks and Malays. Sarawak was recognized as an independent state by the USA in 1850 and by Great Britain in 1864 . Representative government was established in 1963 and Sarawak joined the Malaysian ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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616 words

... . Sarawak, today a state of Malaysia, is a large region on the northwest coast of Borneo. Humans have lived in Sarawak for forty thousand years. Austronesians migrated into northern Borneo by 2000 b.c.e. , assimilating or displacing earlier peoples. Sarawak entered the Bronze Age by 250 b.c.e. and the Iron Age by 600 c.e. Coastal towns traded with China, mainland Southeast Asia, and India as well as with the interior peoples. The local peoples exchanged gold, edible bird's nest, rhinoceros horn, hornbill ivory, camphor, spices, and wood for...

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David Anthony Washbrook

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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103 words

... (north-west Borneo) long had trading links with Siam and China and, in the 15th cent., fell under the influence of the sultanate of Brunei . In 1841 the sultan offered it as a rajadom to Sir James Brooke , who had helped to put down a revolt of the local Dayaks and Malays. Sarawak was recognized as an independent state by the USA in 1850 and by Great Britain in 1864 . It was overrun by the Japanese in 1942 and, after the war, became a British crown colony. Representative government was established in 1963 and Sarawak joined the Malaysian...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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80 words

... Largest state of Malaysia, in nw Borneo, comprising a highland interior and swampy coastal plain; the capital is Kuching City. Ruled as an independent state by Britain after 1841 , it was made a British Protectorate in 1888 and a Crown Colony in 1946 . Sarawak became a part of Malaysia in 1963 , triggering a three‐year dispute with Indonesia. Oil is an increasingly important product alongside the traditional coconuts, rice, rubber and sago. Area: 124,449sq km (48,050sq mi). Pop. ( 2000 )...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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77 words

...Sarawak A territory on the island of Borneo, it was ceded by the Sultan of Brunei to a wealthy British adventurer, Sir James Brooke , in 1841 , and remained in the Brooke family until Japanese occupation ( 1942–5 ). In 1946 it became a British Crown Colony. Despite Indonesian claims for the territory, which led to the Confrontation ( Konfrontasi ), the majority of its population opted for entry into the Federation of Malaysia in 1963...

Niah Cave, Sarawak

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
213 words

...Cave, Sarawak [Si] Within the Gunung Subis limestone massif of north Borneo is a series of caves that have been used for burial and settlement over many millennia. The most important, known as the Great Cave, was extensively excavated by Barbara and Tom Harrison intermittently between 1954 and 1967 . They showed that the site contained a long series of deposits starting in the Middle Palaeolithic with a pebble and flake industry. What is claimed to be an early Homo sapiens skull dating to perhaps 40 000 years ago was also found, although the...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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60 words

... • ransack • knapsack • Barsac • Cossack • Husák • woolsack • rucksack • cul-de-sac • haversack • hard tack • haystack • tic-tac • chimney stack • smokestack • Blu-Tack • thumbtack • counter-attack • Medevac • Czechoslovak , Slovak • Sarawak • bushwhack • Arawak • cognac • Armagnac • Balzac • Anzac • Prozac •...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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18 words
Sarawak

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
28 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
26 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
81 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
81 words
Sarawak

Sarawak  

(north‐west Borneo) long had trading links with Siam and China and, in the 15th cent., fell under the influence of the sultanate of Brunei. In 1841 the sultan offered it as a rajadom to Sir James ...
Niah Cave, Sarawak

Niah Cave, Sarawak  

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[Si]Within the Gunung Subis limestone massif of north Borneo is a series of caves that have been used for burial and settlement over many millennia. The most important, known as the Great Cave, was ...
Sir James Brooke

Sir James Brooke  

(1803–68)British adventurer and ruler of Sarawak (now in Malaysia) (1841–68). Arriving in Borneo in 1839 he helped one of the Brunei princes to put down a revolt and was rewarded with the ...
Bungan

Bungan  

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A revitalization movement among the Kenyah and Kayan peoples of Indonesian Borneo and Sarawak. Though declining by the 1970s, Bungan has still not died out entirely.
Rejang-Baram Languages

Rejang-Baram Languages  

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Spoken in the north of the island of Borneo (Kalimantan, Indonesia; Sarawak, Malaysia; Brunei Darussalam), constitute a branch of the Borneo Languages.LANGUAGE LISTBasap: 17,000 speakers in eastern ...
Punan-Nibong Languages

Punan-Nibong Languages  

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A branch of the Borneo Languages; they are spoken in the north of the island of Borneo, in Sarawak, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam.LANGUAGE LISTPenan, Eastern: “Punan” is a derogatory name ...
Tamanic Languages

Tamanic Languages  

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Spoken in north central Kalimantan, Indonesia, just south of the border with Sarawak, Malaysia. They form a branch of Western Malayo-Polynesian.LANGUAGE LISTEmbaloh: also called Mbaloh, Maloh, Malo, ...

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