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Port Mores·by

 (môrz′bē)
The capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea, on southeast New Guinea and the Gulf of Papua. British explorer Capt. John Moresby (1830-1922), who landed here in 1873, named the harbor for his father. The city was founded by the British after 1883.

Port Moresby

(ˈmɔːzbɪ)
n
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Papua New Guinea, on the SE coast on the Gulf of Papua: important Allied base in World War II. Pop: 290 000 (2005 est)

Port` Mores′by

(ˈmɔrz bi, ˈmoʊrz-)
n.
a seaport in SE New Guinea: capital of Papua New Guinea. 152,100.
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Noun1.Port Moresby - the administrative capital and largest city 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
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