The islands are divided up between four countries, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Much of the islands are the territory of Indonesia. The island of Borneo is divided up between Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The island of Timor is divided between East Timor and Indonesia. Two small islands also belong to East Timor.
^For an early english language account see - ' Account of the Sunda Islands and Japan : discourse of the Hon. T.S. Raffles. pp. -198 ; From the Quarterly journal of science articles, vol. 2 (1817) or Journal of science and the arts, Vol. 2 (1817)