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  • proper noun a volcanic island made of ʻaʻā lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia

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  • noun a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history


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  • Slight corruption of the Indonesian Krakaktau.

    I once co-directed a version of Tengul with Teater Krakaktoa in Bandar Lampung. We could see the volcano - on a clear day - from Ganti's upstairs balcony. In those days it was still possible to visit, and we did.

    October 3, 2013