Sandakan

geographical name
San·​da·​kan | \ san-ˈdä-kən How to pronounce Sandakan (audio) \

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city and port of Malaysia in the state of Sabah on the Sulu Sea that was formerly the capital of North Borneo population 118,417

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“Sandakan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sandakan. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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