Definition of Brunei in English:

Brunei

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Pronunciation: /bruːˈnʌɪ
 
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A small, oil-rich sultanate on the NW coast of Borneo, population 388,200 (est. 2009); languages, Malay (official), English (official), Chinese; capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.

In the 16th century Brunei dominated Borneo and parts of the Philippines, but its power declined as that of the Portuguese and Dutch grew, and in 1888 it was placed under British protection. It became a fully independent Commonwealth state in 1984

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Bruneian

Pronunciation: /bruːˈnʌɪən/
adjective& noun
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  • Oil revenues also ensure Bruneians need pay no tax and benefit from the so-called Shellfare State - free cradle to grave health care and education.
  • The participants of Penguin worked up to a counter exercise, with units split into two groups, Cessnock with one group of Bruneians and Geelong with the other.
  • The Brunei government has detained three Bruneian men for alleged subversion and treason, with one of them accused of leaking government secrets to a foreign country, the Internal Security Department said Thursday.

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