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.
Related Terms:Borneo, Indonesia