Lesser Sunda Islands

Lesser Sunda Islands
Native name: Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara
Kepulauan Sunda Kecil
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Geography
LocationSoutheast Asia
Southwestern Pacific
Coordinates9°00′S 120°00′E / 9°00′S 120°00′E / -9.000; 120.000
ArchipelagoSunda Islands
Highest elevation3,726 m (12,224 ft)
Administration
ProvincesBali
West Nusa Tenggara
East Nusa Tenggara
Maluku (Barat Daya Islands and Tanimbar Islands only)
Demographics
Ethnic groupsBalinese, Sasak, Bimese, Atoni, Manggaraian, Sumbawan, Dompuan, Sumbese, Lamaholot, Tetum, Mambai, Kemak, Moluccans, Alfur, Javanese, Bugis
Map of Lesser Sunda Islands
Satellite picture of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Banta Island of Lesser Sunda Islands

The Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara "southeastern archipelago"[1] or Kepulauan Sunda Kecil "lesser Sundanese archipelago"[2]) are a group of islands in Maritime Southeast Asia, north of Australia. Together with the Greater Sunda Islands to the west they make up the Sunda Islands. The islands are part of a volcanic arc, the Sunda Arc, formed by subduction along the Sunda Trench in the Java Sea.

The main Lesser Sunda Islands are, from west to east: Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor, Alor archipelago, Barat Daya Islands, and Tanimbar Islands.

Administration

The Lesser Sundas comprise many islands, most of which are part of Indonesia and are administered as the provinces of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara and southern part of Maluku.

The eastern half of Timor is part of East Timor.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Kiçik Zond adaları
Bân-lâm-gú: Nusa Tenggara Kûn-tó
Basa Banyumasan: Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara
čeština: Malé Sundy
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Séu Sunda Khiùn-tó
한국어: 소순다 열도
hornjoserbsce: Małe Sundaske kupy
Bahasa Indonesia: Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara
íslenska: Litlu-Sundaeyjar
lumbaart: Nusa Tenggara
Bahasa Melayu: Kepulauan Sunda Kecil
Baso Minangkabau: Kapulauan Nusa Tenggara
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kichik Zond orollari
Simple English: Lesser Sunda Islands
slovenčina: Malé Sundy
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Mali sundski otoci