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 (bo͞o′gən-vĭl′, bo͞o-găN-vēl′)
A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean.
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(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, in Papua New Guinea: the largest of the Solomon Islands: unilaterally declared independence in 1990; occupied by government troops in 1992, and granted autonomy in 2001. Chief town: Kieta. Area: 10 049 sq km (3880 sq miles)


(French buɡɛ̃vil)
(Biography) Louis Antoine de (lwi ɑ̃twan də). 1729–1811, French navigator
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(ˈbu gənˌvɪl, bu gənˈvil)

1. Louis Antoine de, 1729–1811, French navigator.
2. the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 4080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bougainville - French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)Bougainville - French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
2.Bougainville - the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province 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
Solomon Islands - the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
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However, on the 11th of December we sighted the Pomotou Islands, the old "dangerous group" of Bougainville, that extend over a space of 500 leagues at E.S.E.
On the 25th of December the Nautilus sailed into the midst of the New Hebrides, discovered by Quiros in 1606, and that Bougainville explored in 1768, and to which Cook gave its present name in 1773.
It was the voluptuous character of these people which rendered the disease introduced among them by De Bougainville's ships; in 1768, doubly destructive.
After Tasman was another wide sea-stretch to the high island of Bougainville. Thence, bearing generally south-east and making slow progress in the dead beat to windward, the Ariel dropped anchor in nearly every harbour of the Solomons, from Choiseul and Ronongo islands, to the islands of Kulambangra, Vangunu, Pavuvu, and New Georgia.
All the early voyagers, and especially Bougainville, distinctly state that the wolf-like fox was the only native animal on the island.
Admiral de Bougainville My aunt is rather proud of the large Bougainvillea in her garden.
Such a man who refused to profess was, after a fashion, the French navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville. He was like everyone else the inmate of his time; but far-flung travels, in which he was uniquely experienced, also gave him a vantage point from which to gauge the hypnotic power of the ideas he shared with contemporaries--and among these ideas, the system of assumptions I describe as Rousseauism.
class="MsoNormalThe president of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Arob), Papua New Guinea, is a retired Catholic priest, Father John Momis.
With the approval of the president and the secretary of the navy, on April 17, 1943, Admiral Nimitz gave the go ahead to ambush Admiral Yamamoto as he flew to Balalea Island, near Bougainville. The mission was called Operation Vengeance.
Papuans want Filipino miner out of their ancestral land !-- -- A Filipino miner is causing social unrest in the Pacific island of Bougainville, the same way he stirred up Mindanao tribesmen against his mining.