Irian Jaya

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I·ri·an Ja·ya

 (îr′ē-än′ jä′yə, jī′ə)
A region and former province of Indonesia occupying the western half of New Guinea and about 12 offshore islands. Before it was ceded to Indonesia by the Netherlands in 1963, it was known as Dutch New Guinea. It was renamed Irian Jaya in 1973 and split into smaller provinces in the early 21st century.

Irian Jaya

(Placename) a former Indonesian name (1973–2001) for Papua2

I•ri•an Ja•ya

(ˈɪər iˌɑn ˈdʒɑ yɑ)
a province of Indonesia in the W part of the island of New Guinea: a Dutch territory until 1963. 1,173,875; ab. 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km). Cap.: Jayapura. Also called West Irian. Formerly, Netherlands New Guinea , Dutch New Guinea.
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Feasibility study on the US$ 200 million project to be built in the regency of Biak Numfor in West Irian Jaya, has been completed, ALCN Managing Director Kresno Putro said.
The "transmigration" projects wherein folks are moved from the overpopulated islands of Jakarta and Bali to the under-populated islands of Kalimantan and Irian Jaya have also been in full swing for more than 10 years.
In 1998, Arco took another two blocks off Irian Jaya.
The plan to divide Papua into five provinces came up less than three months after the Constitutional Court annulled a controversial 1999 law dividing Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
The two Boeing 767 aircraft - carrying a total of 268 people - were reportedly on a collision course off the coast of Irian Jaya, west of Papua New Guinea.
We believe this organism is an emergent problem in Irian Jaya.
The term Irian Jaya is used throughout this article merely for the sake of convenience.
The government has been unable to prevent violence between Muslims and Christians or to stem separatist movements in Aceh and Irian Jaya.
An Indonesian navy plane carrying nine people, including a local military commander, a police chief and a parliamentary leader, that had been missing since Monday in Irian Jaya was found burned early Wednesday, a police spokesman said.
Papua New Guinea's neighbour, Irian Jaya, also has its problems.
Reports of violence arrive daily, including that by Muslim tribes and nations rebelling against the Javanese central government in Jakarta, such as in Aceh (northern Sumatra), Sulawesi, and Eastern New Guinea, renamed Irian Jaya.