Bismarck Archipelago


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Bismarck Archipelago

A group of volcanic islands and islets of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Long inhabited by Papuan and Austronesian peoples, the islands were annexed by Germany (1884) and passed to Australia (1914) before being included in Papua New Guinea (1975).

Bismarck Archipelago

n
(Placename) a group of over 200 islands in the SW Pacific, northeast of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. Main islands: New Britain, New Ireland, Lavongai, and the Admiralty Islands. Chief town: Rabaul, on New Britain. Pop: 566 610 (2000). Area: 49 658 sq km (19 173 sq miles)

Bis′marck Archipel′ago


n.
a group of islands in Papua New Guinea, in the SW Pacific Ocean, including the Admiralty Islands, New Britain, New Ireland, and adjacent islands. ab. 23,000 sq. mi. (59,570 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bismarck Archipelago - a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New GuineaBismarck Archipelago - a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea
Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
Admiralty Islands - a group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago
New Britain - the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part 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
New Ireland - an island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
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And if there are no openings there we'll go on to the Bismarck Archipelago. I'll wager the Admiraltys are not yet civilized.' All preparations were made, things packed on board, and a new crew of Marquesans and Tahitians shipped.
New Ireland is part of the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea.
The operational environment encompassed a vast geographic expanse spanning from the mountainous jungles of Papua New Guinea in the west to the thousands of islands found in the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands to the east.
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The results mean that ancestors of people now living in the Bismarck Archipelago off Papua New Guinea mated with Neandertals as well as with Neandertal relatives called Denisovans, the scientists say online March 17 in Science.
He led four European expeditionstoestablish colonies in a place he called New France which is the islandnow referred to as New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago of presentday Papua New Guinea.
The analyses provide statistically robust chronologies for the emergence of Lapita on Mussau at 3470-3250 cal BP and in the rest of the Bismarck Archipelago at 3360-3240 cal BP.
The squadron made several moves in an effort to catch up with the action--Emirau Island in the Bismarck Archipelago and Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides--but their most productive days were over Okinawa, where they arrived on 9 April 1945.
While stationed in the South Pacific, he saw action in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and Middle East Mandates.
"Although our results throw out the likelihood of any maternal ancestry in Taiwan for the Polynesians, they don't preclude the possibility of a Taiwanese linguistic or cultural influence on the Bismarck Archipelago at that time," explained Richards.
The taxonomically neglected milliped order Glomeridesmida and family Glomeridesmidae (infraclass Pentazonia, superorder Limacomorpha) inhabit 21, rather than seven, regions of the world, being newly recorded from Thailand; Cambodia; the Republics of Palau, the Philippines, and Vanuatu; New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago; the Island of New Guinea (both West Papua [formerly Irian Jaya], Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea); and Sulawesi and Indonesian Borneo.