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North Borneo


British North Borneo:

see SabahSabah
, state (1991 pop. 1,736,902), 28,417 sq mi (73,600 sq km), Malaysia, N Borneo, on the South China and Sulu seas. It is bordered on the south by Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The capital is Kota Kinabalu; other significant towns are Sandakan and Victoria.
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, Malaysia.
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No doubt, the Philippines has been claiming that Sabah was only leased, not ceded, to the British North Borneo Co.
Many of the North Borneo languages have not been documented comprehensively, and publications resulting from the documentation of these languages are rare.
Sulu and Sabah: A Study of British Policy Towards the Philippines and North Borneo from the Late Eighteenth Century.
Malcolm MacDonald (1901-81), Governor-General of the British dependencies of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo (now Sabah), and High Commissioner for the Sultanate of Brunei from 1946-1948.
Manila Times/Manila While the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram III was laid to rest yesterday, the Council of Elders of the Sultanate of Sulu and north Borneo are set to meet, to choose his successor.
Working under the name of the Royal Security Forces of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (RSFSSNB), its mission was apparently instigated by Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.
The Manila-based leader of the gunmen, Kiram, 74, is the self-proclaimed heir to the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo, once Southeast Asia's most powerful Islamic monarchy that controlled the Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines and part of Borneo Island, which includes present-day Sabah State.
In 1878 the Sultanate of Sulu leased Sabah province to the British North Borneo Co.
"The British claim to North Borneo was subsequently recognized by the Spanish (who controlled the Philippines then), and in 1885 the Spanish agreed to relinquish their claim as well as the Sultan of Sulu's claim, to sovereignty over northern Borneo," said Nicholas Heras, an analyst at the Jamestown Foundation and at the private firm '361 Security.'
At the same time, Misuari virtually admitted MNLF's role in the occupation of Village Tandua, adding that his great grandfather was the original owners of Sabah in North Borneo, and Malaysian state Sarawak.
But Kiram said he had 235 members of the "Royal Armed Forces of Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo" there.
He and Kate arrived by a government helicopter at the Danum Valley field centre in north Borneo.

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