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Kalimantan, Indonesia

Definition/Scope: Southern three-quarters of the island of Borneo that is politically part of Indonesia. Indonesians, however, use the word as a geographic term for the entire island. The origin of the name Kalimantan is obscure. In Sarawak the term Kelamantan refers to the sago-eating peoples of northern Borneo. Indonesian Kalimantan is divided into four provinces: Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Tengah, Kalimantan Selatan, and Kalimantan Timur.



Broader Terms:

Indonesia

Related Terms:

Borneo, Indonesia


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