D'Entrecasteaux Islands

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D'Entrecasteaux Islands

(French dɑ̃trəkasto)
pl n
(Placename) a group of volcanic islands in the Pacific, off the SE coast of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. Pop: 49 167 (1990 est). Area: 3141 sq km (1213 sq miles)

D'En′tre•cas′teaux Is′lands

(ˈdɑn trəˈkæs toʊ, ˌdɑn-)
n.pl.
a group of islands in Papua New Guinea, off the E tip of New Guinea.
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The author is well known for his original ethnographic work in the D'Entrecasteaux archipelago as well as for the editorial work on two volumes of Malinowski's writings.