New Guinea
geographical name 1. (or Papua) island in Malay Archipelago N of E Australia divided between Indonesia on W & Papua New Guinea on E area over 305,000 square miles (789,950 square kilometers) 2. the NE portion of the island of New Guinea; formerly a territory; now part of Papua New Guinea — see North-East New GuineaNew Guinean adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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