Admiralty Islands


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Admiralty Islands

A group of volcanic islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean in the Bismarck Archipelago. Inhabited for around 40,000 years, the islands are now part of Papua New Guinea.

Admiralty Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of about 40 volcanic and coral islands in the SW Pacific, part of Papua New Guinea, in the Bismarck Archipelago: main island: Manus. Pop (whole province): 43 589 (2000). Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles). Also called: Admiralties

Ad′miralty Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the SW Pacific, N of New Guinea. 30,160; ab. 800 sq. mi. (2070 sq. km).
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Noun1.Admiralty Islands - a group of islands in the Bismarck ArchipelagoAdmiralty Islands - a group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago
Bismarck Archipelago - a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea
References in classic literature ?
But D'Entrecasteaux, ignoring this communication-- rather uncertain, besides--directed his course towards the Admiralty Islands, mentioned in a report of Captain Hunter's as being the place where La Perouse was wrecked.
10, 1944, during World War II, the ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded while moored at the Manus Naval Base in the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific; the blast annihilated the Mount Hood and damaged nearby vessels, leaving 45 confirmed dead and 327 missing and presumed dead.
Perhaps the most striking example of sex-biased language change however comes from a genetic study on the prehistoric encounter of expanding Polynesians with resident Melanesians in New Guinea and the neighboring Admiralty Islands.
Lola Ramanucci-Ross, "The Hierarchy of Resort in Curative Practices: The Admiralty Islands, Melanesia," Journal of Health and Social Behavior 10 (1969): 119: quoted by Pilch, Healing in the New Testament, 75.
A personal viewpoint of unfolding history, World War II: A Legacy of Letters chronicles Captain George's answer to President Roosevelt's desperate call for pilots, his service in the South Pacific, and his battles in New Guinea with the 7th Australian Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division into the Admiralty Islands.