|Elevation:||1,949 m (6,394 ft)||Prominence:||1,949 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Nusa Tenggara Barat|
|Google Earth:||kml||Other names:||Sangeang Api|
|Eruptions:||1512, 1715, 1821, 1860, 1911-12, 1927, 1953-58, 1964, 1966, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2014|
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Gunung Sangeang (or Sangeang Api) is a very active island volcano, just off the north coast of Sumbawa. The island is 13km wide and getting over there from ports in Sumbawa should not be too difficult.
Origins and Meaning
‘Sangeang’ means spirits. In Bali, there is the Sanghyang Dance – a trance dance in which a teenage girl is thought to be in contact with the spirits, and an orang sangiang means a ‘spiritual healer’ in Central Kalimantan. “Gunung Sangeang” is basically “Mountain of Spirits”.