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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).
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(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)
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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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|Noun||1.||Bismarck 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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