Papua, Gulf of

Papua, Gulf of
geographical name arm of Coral Sea SE New Guinea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Papua, Gulf of — ▪ gulf, Pacific Ocean       inlet of the Coral Sea (southwestern Pacific Ocean) indenting the southeast coast of the island of New Guinea. About 225 miles (360 km) wide, it extends 95 miles (150 km) into south central New Guinea. From west to… …   Universalium

  • Papua,Gulf of — Pap·u·a (păpʹyo͞o ə, päʹpo͞o ä ), Gulf of A large inlet of the Coral Sea on the southeast coast of New Guinea. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gulf of Papua — The Gulf of Papua is a 400 kilometer wide region on the south shore of New Guinea. Some of New Guinea s largest rivers, such as the Fly River, Turama River, Kikori River and Purari River, flow into the gulf, making it a large delta. While the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Papua — noun → Papua (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Papua-Golf — Papua Neuguinea Der Golf von Papua oder Papua Golf (engl. Gulf of Papua) 400 km breites ist ein Meeresgebiet an der Südküste Papua Neuguineas. Er liegt im Nordwesten des Korallenmeeres (engl. Coral Sea), eines Nebenmeeres des Pazifischen Ozeans.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Papua — [pap′yo͞o ə, pap′o͞oə] 1. PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2. Gulf of arm of the Coral Sea, on the SE coast of New Guinea: c. 225 mi (362 km) wide 3. former United Nations trust territory consisting of the SE section of New Guinea, and nearby islands,… …   English World dictionary

  • Papua New Guinea — This article is about the country. For the Future Sound of London single, see Papua New Guinea (song). Independent State of Papua New Guinea Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini …   Wikipedia

  • Papua — /pap yooh euh, pah pooh ah /, n. 1. See Papua New Guinea. 2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Coral Sea on the SE coast of New Guinea. * * * formerly Irian Jaya Province (pop., 2000 prelim.: 2,220,934), Indonesia. It includes the western half of the… …   Universalium

  • Papua — /ˈpapjuə/ (say pahpyoohuh), /ˈpæp / (say pap ), / puə/ (say poohuh) noun 1. the south eastern part of the island of New Guinea, now part of Papua New Guinea. 2. Territory of, a former Australian territory in south eastern New Guinea, including… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Papua — Pap•u•a [[t]ˈpæp yu ə, ˈpɑ puˌɑ[/t]] n. 1) geg Territory of, a former Australian territory that included SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea 2) geg Gulf of, an inlet of the Coral Sea on the SE coast of New Guinea …   From formal English to slang

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