Papuan


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Pap·u·an

 (păp′yo͞o-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the peoples, languages, or cultures of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
2. A member of any of the indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighboring islands.
3. Any of the indigenous languages of New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands.

Papuan

(ˈpæpjʊən)
adj
1. (Languages) of or relating to Papua or any of the languages spoken there
2. (Placename) of or relating to Papua or any of the languages spoken there
n
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea
4. (Languages) any of several languages of Papua New Guinea that apparently do not belong to the Malayo-Polynesian family

Pap•u•an

(ˈpæp yu ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Papua or Papua New Guinea, or the inhabitants of either.
2. of or pertaining to the island of New Guinea or its indigenous inhabitants.
3. of, pertaining to, or denoting the group of more than 700 languages, belonging to an as yet undetermined number of language families, spoken on New Guinea, several islands of E Indonesia, and parts of the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, and the W Solomon Islands.
n.
4. a native or inhabitant of Papua or Papua New Guinea.
5.
a. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of New Guinea.
b. a speaker of a Papuan language.
6. the Papuan languages collectively.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Papuan - a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
New Guinea - a Pacific island to the north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; the western part is governed by Indonesia and the eastern part is Papua New Guinea
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
2.Papuan - any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languagesPapuan - any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Adj.1.Papuan - of or relating to Papua or its people or language; "Papuan native crafts"; "Papuan vowels"
Translations

Papuan

adjpapuanisch
n
Papua mf
(Ling) → Papuasprache f
References in classic literature ?
Two days after crossing the coral sea, 4th January, we sighted the Papuan coasts.
Besides, flight might be possible if we were in sight of the English or Provencal coast; but on the Papuan shores, it is another thing; and it will be time enough to come to that extremity if the Nautilus does not recover itself again, which I look upon as a grave event.
Daughtry told his seventeen- years-old brown-skinned Papuan with the withered ancient face of a centenarian, the legs of a living skeleton, and the huge-stomached torso of an elderly Japanese wrestler.
I had happened to mention that the Polynesian dances were superior to the Papuan, and this McAllister had denied, for no other reason than his cantankerousness.
The steamer passed along near the shores, but the savage Papuans, who are in the lowest scale of humanity, but are not, as has been asserted, cannibals, did not make their appearance.
The man-eatin' Papuans had me once, but they are Chesterfields compared to this crowd.
What was known already was that Oceanian individuals, notably Papuan individuals, have significant amounts of Denisovan ancestry.
They cover language families of the New Guinea area, the Trans New Guinea family, the languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and environs, the languages of Northwest New Guinea, the Papuan languages of East Nusantara and the Bird's Head, the languages of southern New Guinea, the Papuan languages of Island Melanesia, the morphosyntactic typology of Papuan languages, and contact phenomena in Austronesian and Papuan languages.
19) They are found in southern and northeastern Papua New Guinea, and their feathers adorn the headdress of many Papuan dancers during special festivals.
Biological anthropologist Luca Pagani of the Estonian Biocentre in Tartu and colleagues report that at least 2 percent of the Papuan genome can be traced to small bands of humans who left Africa 120,000 years ago.
58 000 GBP of public resources allocated to four pilot villages by the Papuan Provincial Government (potential of 52 million per annum in long-term finance if replicated across all Papua's villages).
BMI's Papua New Guinea Oil & Gas Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Papuan oil and gas industry.