Type Political Subdivision, Island & Region
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Meaning & History
Means "burning weather (island)" from Sanskrit काल (kala) meaning "time, season" and मन्थान (manthana) meaning "churning, agitating, stirring". This is the name of the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, though it is used to refer to the entire island in Indonesian. It is also the name of several Indonesian provinces.