Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of south-central Indonesia in the Lesser Sunda Islands south of Flores. First visited by Europeans in 1522, it passed to the Dutch in 1866.

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Examples

  • With all of this in mind, he sat down and started working on a 20-year business plan for the Sumba Foundation.

    Anna David: The Surfer Who Became a Hotelier Who Became a Humanitarian

  • In his fifties, the former Kenyan nightclub manager now lives on Sumba, an Indonesian island that's about an hour flight from Bali and which is home to over a half million impoverished people who live in thousands of scattered villages.

    Anna David: The Surfer Who Became a Hotelier Who Became a Humanitarian

  • Today, the Sumba Foundation takes in about $500,000 annually, strictly from donations from the 750-odd guests that stay at Nihiwatu every year.

    Anna David: The Surfer Who Became a Hotelier Who Became a Humanitarian

  • Sumba is believed to be a fragment of the Australian continental crust that was separated some 20 million years ago, well before the neighboring outer arc island of Timor.

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • As a result of forest clearance and repeated burning for grazing and agriculture, the forested area of Sumba has declined significantly over the last century.

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • Precipitation in Sumba is seasonal, and based on the Köppen climate zone system, this ecoregion falls in the tropical dry climate zone.

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • Four of these species are considered vulnerable: Sumba buttonquail (Turnix everetti), red-naped fruit-dove (Ptilinopus dohertyi), Sumba boobook (Ninox rudolfi), and Sumba hornbill (Aceros everetti).

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • The Sumba deciduous forests are found on the single island of Sumba and are part of the region known as Wallacea, which contains a distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species.

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • This ecoregion represents the semi-evergreen forests on the island of Sumba, in the eastern Indonesian Archipelago.

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • The surface geology of Sumba is composed primarily of sandstone and mudstone, with some igneous intrusions overlain by recent limestone.

    Sumba deciduous forests

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