A group of islands of the western Malay Archipelago between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Greater Sunda Islands include Sumatra, Borneo, Java, and Sulawesi; the Lesser Sunda Islands lie east of Java and extend from Bali to Timor. Sumatra and Java are separated by the Sunda Strait, a narrow channel linking the Indian Ocean with the Java Sea.
Group of islands in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of two smaller groups: Greater Sunda Islands (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, & small nearby islands) & Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali & islands stretching east through Timor)
Sunda-islands Sentence Examples
SUMBAWA (Dutch Soembawa), one of the Little Sunda islands in the Dutch East Indies, east of Lombok, from which it is separated by the narrow Alas Strait.
halys in the Caspian district, others in the Himalayas, Ceylon and Sunda islands.
The extension of Dutch political power - notably in Java, Sumatra, Celebes, the Moluccas, Borneo, the Sunda Islands and New Guinea - proceeded simultaneously with the reform movement, and from time to time involved war with various native states.
'SUMATRA, the westernmost and, next to Borneo, the largest of the Great Sunda Islands in the Malay Archipelago.
They are divided into the Great Sunda Islands - i.e.