Irian Jaya

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I·ri·an Ja·ya

 (îr′ē-än′ jä′yə, jī′ə)
A region and former province of Indonesia occupying the western half of New Guinea and about 12 offshore islands. Before it was ceded to Indonesia by the Netherlands in 1963, it was known as Dutch New Guinea. It was renamed Irian Jaya in 1973 and split into smaller provinces in the early 21st century.
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Irian Jaya

(Placename) a former Indonesian name (1973–2001) for Papua2
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I•ri•an Ja•ya

(ˈɪər iˌɑn ˈdʒɑ yɑ)
a province of Indonesia in the W part of the island of New Guinea: a Dutch territory until 1963. 1,173,875; ab. 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km). Cap.: Jayapura. Also called West Irian. Formerly, Netherlands New Guinea , Dutch New Guinea.
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Locally sourced Baby Irian Jaya blue tongue skinks are now available for sale from one of the most reliable and trusted suppliers of reptiles and reptile products on the market.
FROM SABANG in Aceh to Merauke in Irian Jaya, Indonesia is home to a diverse group of people who have contributed to the richness of culture and tradition of the country.
Separatist movements like those in Aceh and Irian Jaya threatened to splinter the former Dutch colony.
BIMP-EAGA, a brainchild of former President Fidel Ramos, is a growth subregion comprised of Brunei Darussalam; the Indonesia provinces of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Irian Jaya; Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory Labuan in Malaysia; and Mindanao and Palawan in the Philippines.
In this book (first published in 1993 by Jonathan Cape), he describes his adventures as an 83-year-old traveling in western Sumatra, East Timor, and Irian Jaya. Writing with humor and irony to expose the mistakes of the government in the region, he describes the harsh treatment of aboriginal peoples and the destruction of the environment.
Delbert Pew has lived among the Asmat headhunters of Irian Jaya. While he takes them on a tour of the Met's incredible collection of Asmat primitive art, Dixon exclaims, "Oh my god, these things are alive!" Delbert confirms, "The Asmat believe their ancestor's spirits actually live within the works of art." When something bad happens, the Asmat believe it's caused by someone else.
NNA - 21/04/2012 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck eastern Indonesia on Saturday off Irian Jaya, the United States Geological Survey said, an d the Indonesian disaster mitigation agency said the quake has no tsunami potential.
The family Lecithoceridae (Gelechioidea) on the island of New Guinea (including West Papua (Irian Jaya) of Indonesia in the western part, and Papua New Guinea in the eastern part) is poorly known as well as other micro-moths.
In one interview you described "butterflies the size of flapping dictionaries" in Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea.
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.
Feasibility study on the US$ 200 million project to be built in the regency of Biak Numfor in West Irian Jaya, has been completed, ALCN Managing Director Kresno Putro said.
In 1998, Arco took another two blocks off Irian Jaya. The three blocks - Wiriagar, Berau and Muturi - make up the integrated $5-5.5 bn Tangguh gas E&P/LNG project.