Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
island of Indonesia, off the SE coast of Sumatra: tin-mining center: 4,600 sq mi (11,914 sq km)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An island of western Indonesia in the Java Sea separated from Sumatra by the narrow Strait of Bangka. Tin was discovered here in the early 1700s.