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Country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Wikipedia

  • Borneo

    Third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. Located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. Wikipedia

  • Sabah

    State of Malaysia located on the northern portion of Borneo, in the region of East Malaysia. Sabah has land borders with the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the southwest and Indonesia's Kalimantan region to the south. Wikipedia

  • Malays (ethnic group)

    Austronesian ethnic group native to the Eastern Sumatra of Indonesia, coastal Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand, as well as the smaller islands which lie between these locations — areas that are collectively known as the Malay world. These locations are today part of the countries of Indonesia (Sumatra, Bangka Belitung Islands, Borneo (Kalimantan) and Riau Islands), Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and southern part of Thailand (Pattani, Satun, Songkhla, Yala and Narathiwat). Wikipedia

  • History of Brunei

    The history of Brunei concerns the settlements and societies located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, which has been under the influence of Indianised kingdoms and empires for much of its history. Local scholars assume that the Islamisation of Brunei started in the fifteenth century, with the formation of the Bruneian Empire, a thalassocracy which covered the northern part of Borneo and the southern Philippines. Wikipedia

  • Southeast Asia

    Southeastern subregion of Asia, consisting of the regions that are geographically south of China, east of the Indian subcontinent and north-west of Australia. Bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia and the Indian Ocean. Wikipedia

  • History of Malaysia

    Located on a strategic sea-lane that exposes it to global trade and various cultures. Modern concept, created in the second half of the 20th century. Wikipedia

  • List of companies of Brunei

    Sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Wikipedia

  • Malaysia

    Country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Wikipedia

  • Raj of Sarawak

    Independent state that later became a British protectorate. Established as an independent state from a series of land concessions acquired by an Englishman, James Brooke, from the sultan of Brunei. Wikipedia

  • Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation

    Violent conflict from 1963–66 that stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. The amalgamation of the Federation of Malaya , Singapore and the crown colony/British protectorates of North Borneo and Sarawak (collectively known as British Borneo, now East Malaysia) in September 1963. Wikipedia

  • Miri

    Coastal city in northeastern Sarawak, Malaysia, located near the border of Brunei, on the island of Borneo. Area of 997.43 km2, located 798 km northeast of Kuching and 329 km southwest of Kota Kinabalu. Wikipedia

  • Philippines

    Archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Wikipedia

  • History of Southeast Asia

    The history of Southeast Asia covers the people of Southeast Asia from prehistory to the present in two distinct sub-regions: Mainland Southeast Asia (or Indochina) and Maritime Southeast Asia (or Insular Southeast Asia). Mainland Southeast Asia comprises Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (or Burma), Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam whereas Maritime Southeast Asia comprises Brunei, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. Wikipedia

  • Sama-Bajau

    The Sama-Bajau refers to several Austronesian ethnic groups of Maritime Southeast Asia. The name collectively refers to related people who usually call themselves the Sama or Samah (formally A'a Sama, "Sama people"); or are known by the exonym Bajau (, also spelled Badjao, Bajaw, Badjau, Badjaw, Bajo or Bayao). Wikipedia

  • Singapore

    Sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 km) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. Wikipedia

  • Indonesia

    Country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo (Kalimantan) and New Guinea (Papua). Wikipedia

  • Bintulu

    Coastal town on the island of Borneo in the central region of Sarawak, Malaysia. Located 610 kilometres northeast of Kuching, 216 kilometres (134 mi) northeast of Sibu, and 200 kilometres (120 mi) southwest of Miri. Wikipedia

  • Bruneian Empire

    Malay sultanate, centred in Brunei on the northern coast of Borneo island in Southeast Asia. Bruneian rulers converted to Islam around the 15th century, when it grew substantially since the fall of Malacca to the Portuguese, extending throughout coastal areas of Borneo and the Philippines, before it declined in the 17th century. Wikipedia

  • Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    , the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has 10 member states, one candidate member state, and one observer state. Founded on 8 August 1967 with five members: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Wikipedia

  • Sultanate of Sulu

    Muslim state that ruled the islands in the Sulu Archipelago, parts of Mindanao in today's Philippines, certain portions of Palawan and north-eastern Borneo (present-day the certain parts of Sabah and North Kalimantan). Founded on 17 November 1405 by a Johore-born explorer and religious scholar Sharif ul-Hashim. Wikipedia

  • Thailand

    Country in Southeast Asia. Composed of 76 provinces spanning 513,120 square kilometres , with a population of over 66 million people; Thailand is the world's 50th-largest country by land area and the 22nd-most-populous. Wikipedia

  • Limbang

    Border town and the capital of Limbang District in the Limbang Division of northern Sarawak, East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Located on the banks of the Limbang River , between the two halves of Brunei. Wikipedia

  • Brunei–Malaysia border

    The Brunei–Malaysia border dives the territory of Brunei and Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It consists of a 266 km (165 m) land border and substantial lengths of maritime borders stretching from the coastline of the two countries to the edge of the continental shelf in the South China Sea. Wikipedia


    Regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten countries in Southeast Asia, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration among its members and other countries in Asia. ASEAN also regularly engages other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Wikipedia

  • North Borneo

    British protectorate located in the northern part of the island of Borneo. Originally established by concessions of the Sultanates of Brunei and Sulu in 1877 and 1878 to a German-born representative of Austria-Hungary, a businessman and diplomat, Gustav Overbeck. Wikipedia

  • Austronesian peoples

    The Austronesian peoples, also sometimes referred to as the Austronesian-speaking peoples, are a large group of various peoples in Taiwan (collectively known as Taiwanese indigenous peoples), Maritime Southeast Asia, Oceania and Madagascar that speak the Austronesian languages. The nations and territories predominantly populated by Austronesian-speaking peoples are sometimes known collectively as Austronesia. Wikipedia

  • East Malaysia

    Part of Malaysia on and near the island of Borneo, the world's third largest island. It consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah, Sarawak in the west, and the Federal Territory of Labuan. Wikipedia

  • Dayak people

    The Dayak or Dyak or Dayuh are one of the native groups of Borneo. Loose term for over 200 riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups, located principally in the central and southern interior of Borneo, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory, and culture, although common distinguishing traits are readily identifiable. Wikipedia

  • Geography of Malaysia

    The geography of Malaysia deals with the physical and human geography of Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country. There are two major parts to this country, Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east. Wikipedia

  • Srivijaya

    Buddhist thalassocratic empire based on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. Important centre for the expansion of Buddhism from the 7th to the 12th century AD. Srivijaya was the first unified kingdom to dominate much of the Malay Archipelago. Wikipedia


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