Lesser Sunda Islands

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Synonyms for Lesser Sunda Islands

a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java

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local time in the area of Sumbawa, which is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands situated east of Bali and Lombok.
The species is known in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas Islands, and New Guinea (Magill 1980; Touw 1992).
The female of Phrynus exsul Harvey is described from Rinca Island, Komodo Island National Park in the Lesser Sunda Islands, eastern Indonesia.
Scientists discovered traces of a civilization wiped out during a volcanic eruption on Sumbawa, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands.
elata), native to the monsoon forests of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, is an impressive 16-18 ft (5-6 m) long and bears millions of flowers that form hundreds of thousands of fruits.
4), and omits any mention either of the important role played by the Dominicans in the Lesser Sunda Islands in the development of the Timorese sandalwood trade, or of the subsequent dependence of Macau on that trade.
Catholicism arrived on the island of Flores in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands in about 1520, carried in the minds of Portuguese traders, soldiers, and priests in search of spices, sandalwood, and souls for Christ.
Fox, "The Transformation of Progenitor Lines of Origin: Patterns of Precedence in Eastern Indonesia", compares the concept of origin groups in six societies of the Lesser Sunda islands with the ultimate goal of determining "how these relationships may be transformations of one another".
Moluccan emphasis on ritualized hunting is quite sharply contrasted to a more domesticated sacrificial emphasis the lesser Sunda islands of which Timor, Flores and Samba are a part.
It also maps the stranger-king myths in the broader Lesser Sunda islands.