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Papua New Guinea

  

      n   a country in the SW Pacific; consists of the E half of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the W Solomon Islands, Trobriand Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Woodlark Island, and the Louisiade Archipelago; administered by Australia from 1949 until 1975, when it became an independent member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English; Tok Pisin (English Creole) and Motu are widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: kina. Capital: Port Moresby. Pop.: 4600000 (1998 est.). Area: 461693 sq. km (178260 sq. miles)  
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Papua  
      n  
1    Territory of. a former territory of Australia, consisting of SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea,   (Former name (1888--1906))    British New Guinea  
2    Gulf of. an inlet of the Coral Sea in the SE coast of New Guinea  


Papua New Guinea  
      n   a country in the SW Pacific; consists of the E half of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the W Solomon Islands, Trobriand Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Woodlark Island, and the Louisiade Archipelago; administered by Australia from 1949 until 1975, when it became an independent member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English; Tok Pisin (English Creole) and Motu are widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: kina. Capital: Port Moresby. Pop.: 4600000 (1998 est.). Area: 461693 sq. km (178260 sq. miles)  

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Papuan, papula, papa, paua

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n.
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id.
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v.
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v.
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n.
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n.
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adj.
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exp.
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