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a.1.Of or pertaining to the iris.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It commemorates Indonesia's military and political victory in its dispute with the Dutch over Irian Jaya, the western half of New Guinea in 1963.
"We were lucky enough to win with Irian a long time ago and when you land a race like that it leaves you with fond memories and you're inclined to go back to the well again.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the first earthquake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, occurred in West Irian Region at 2.53 a.m.
His study was based on material collected in the western part of the island, Irian Jaya, Indonesia by the American-Netherlands-Indian Expedition (the 3rd Archbold Expedition) in 1938 and 1939 (Fig.
And you also found tree-dwelling kangaroos in Irian Jaya as well, right?
The first section of the book explores Papua New Guinea while the second section focuses on the Indonesian territory of Irian Jaya which comprises the western half of the island, and is one of the last regions on earth that has not been fully explored.
In 1998, Arco took another two blocks off Irian Jaya.
The first one is a $US350 million loan to develop the Tangguh LNG Project in Irian Jaya Barat province.
The "transmigration" projects wherein folks are moved from the overpopulated islands of Jakarta and Bali to the under-populated islands of Kalimantan and Irian Jaya have also been in full swing for more than 10 years.
The literature is primarily English, so Irian Jaya/Dutch New Guinea is not very well covered.
The plan to divide Papua into five provinces came up less than three months after the Constitutional Court annulled a controversial 1999 law dividing Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.