Papua New Guinea
geographical name country comprising the E part of the island of New Guinea, Bougainville Island, & the Bismarck Archipelago; before 1975 a U.N. trust territory administered by Australia capital Port Moresby area 178,260 square miles (461,693 square kilometers), population 3,918,000 • Papua New Guinean adjective or noun

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  • Papua New Guinea — country occupying the E half of the island of New Guinea, & nearby islands, including the former Territory of Papua & the Trust Territory of New Guinea: independent since 1975; member of the Commonwealth: 178,703 sq mi (462,840 sq km); pop. 3,689 …   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 New Guinea — an independent republic in the W Pacific Ocean, comprising the E part of New Guinea and numerous near lying islands, including the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Islands, the Trobriand Islands, and Bougainville and Buka in the Solomon… …   Universalium

  • Papua New Guinea — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Papua New Guinea <p></p> Background: <p></p> The eastern half of the island of New Guinea second largest in the world was divided between Germany (north) and the UK… …   The World Factbook

  • Papua New Guinea — noun a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations • Syn: ↑Independent State of Papua New Guinea • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Papua New Guinea — Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée Pour les articles homonymes, voir Guinée (homonymie) et Nouvelle Guinée (homonymie). Papua Niugini (tpi) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Papua New Guinea — noun 1. a parliamentary state in the south west Pacific, comprising the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and various island groups; formerly a territory of Australia (see def. 2), now an independent member of the Commonwealth. 462 820 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Papua New Guinea — noun /ˈpæ.puː.ə ˌnjuː ˈɡɪ.ni,ˈpæ.pjuː.ə ˌnjuː ˈɡɪ.ni,ˈpæ.pu.ə ˌnu ˈɡɪ.ni/ A country in Oceania. Official name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea …   Wiktionary

  • Papua New Guinea — Pap′ua New Guin′ea n. geg an independent country comprising the E part of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands: a former Australian Trusteeship Territory; independent since 1975; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 4,705,126; 178,704 sq …   From formal English to slang

  • Papua New Guinea — Pap|u|a New Guin|ea a country in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of Australia, which includes the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and various small islands. Population: 5,049,000 (2001). Capital: Port Moresby. >Papuan n adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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