Port Moresby

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Port Mores·by

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

(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-)
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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Missionaries of all kinds lived in Port Morseby, where I lived too.