Bougainville


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Bou·gain·ville

 (bo͞o′gən-vĭl′, bo͞o-găN-vēl′)
A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Bougainville

(ˈbuːɡənˌvɪl)
n
(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, in Papua New Guinea: the largest of the Solomon Islands: unilaterally declared independence in 1990; occupied by government troops in 1992, and granted autonomy in 2001. Chief town: Kieta. Area: 10 049 sq km (3880 sq miles)

Bougainville

(French buɡɛ̃vil)
n
(Biography) Louis Antoine de (lwi ɑ̃twan də). 1729–1811, French navigator

Bou•gain•ville

(ˈbu gənˌvɪl, bu gənˈvil)

n.
1. Louis Antoine de, 1729–1811, French navigator.
2. the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 4080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bougainville - French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)Bougainville - French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
2.Bougainville - the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea
Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - 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
Solomon Islands - the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
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However, on the 11th of December we sighted the Pomotou Islands, the old "dangerous group" of Bougainville, that extend over a space of 500 leagues at E.
On the 25th of December the Nautilus sailed into the midst of the New Hebrides, discovered by Quiros in 1606, and that Bougainville explored in 1768, and to which Cook gave its present name in 1773.
After Tasman was another wide sea-stretch to the high island of Bougainville.
All the early voyagers, and especially Bougainville, distinctly state that the wolf-like fox was the only native animal on the island.
The additional funding will help expand the project's scope by upgrading seven existing health facilities (including staff training) and enhancing the health information system through the development of an electronic National Health Information System, which has been piloted across five provinces--Western Highlands, Milne Bay, Bougainville, West New Britain, and Enga.
Power is erratic, the internet is expensive and there are limited resources at the fledgling Arawa School of Nursing in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The roles of various military leaders are also described, such as Captain Joseph Hodges, General Winslow, and Captain de Bougainville.
The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE has entered the group's fleet and becomes the largest containership in the world under French flag.
2-magnitude quake struck Thursday about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island.
Papua New Guinea's Air Niugini resumes Bougainville Island ops Air Niugini, based at Port Moresby, resumed scheduled services to Kieta, Bougainville Island, on December 16 following a 25 year-long hiatus.
THIS IS THE INSPIRING PREMISE UNDERPINNING MR PIP, A FILM ABOUT A BOUGAINVILLE TEENAGER WHO FINDS SOLACE IN THE WORK OF CHARLES DICKENS AS HER VILLAGE IS RAVAGED BY WAR.
Set against the backdrop of civil war in Bougainville, Mr.