New Guinea


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New Guinea

An island in the southwest Pacific Ocean north of Australia. The western half is part of Indonesia, and the eastern half forms the major portion of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by Papuan and Austronesian peoples, it was named by 16th-century European explorers for the Guinea coast of western Africa.

New Guinean adj. & n.

New Guinea

n
1. (Placename) an island in the W Pacific, north of Australia: divided politically into Papua (formerly Irian Jaya, a province of Indonesia) in the west and Papua New Guinea in the east. There is a central chain of mountains and a lowland area of swamps in the south and along the Sepik River in the north. Area: 775 213 sq km (299 310 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Trust Territory of New Guinea (until 1975) an administrative division of the former Territory of Papua and New Guinea, consisting of the NE part of the island of New Guinea together with the Bismarck Archipelago; now part of Papua New Guinea

New` Guin′ea


n.
1. a large island N of Australia, politically divided into the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya (West Irian) and the independent country of Papua New Guinea. 3,480,000; ab. 316,000 sq. mi. (818,000 sq. km).
2. Trust Territory of, a former United Nations trust territory that included NE New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, and other islands, administered by Australia jointly with the Territory of Papua until 1975: now part of Papua New Guinea.
New` Guin′ean, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New Guinea - a Pacific island to the north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; the western part is governed by Indonesia and the eastern part is 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
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
Papuan - a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
Translations

New Guinea

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New Guinea

nNeuguinea nt

New Guinea

nla Nuova Guinea
References in classic literature ?
No: because the mails are very irregular between here and New Guinea.
He had been twenty-eight years in Melanesia, ranging from German New Guinea to the German Solomons, and so thoroughly had he become identified with that portion of the world, that he habitually spoke in that bastard lingo called "bech-de-mer.
She had five white men and maybe forty boat's crew, black fellows from New Guinea and New Britain; and she had come to fish beche-de-mer.
To my great surprise, Captain Nemo gave me the permission I asked for, and he gave it very agreeably, without even exacting from me a promise to return to the vessel; but flight across New Guinea might be very perilous, and I should not have counselled Ned Land to attempt it.
When I was collecting dose liddle monkeys-it was in '79 or '80, und I was in der islands of der Archipelago-over dere in der dark"-he pointed southward to New Guinea generally-"Mein Gott
Once in five weeks the steamer Makambo made Tulagi its port of call on the way from New Guinea and the Shortlands to Australia.
She said it put her in mind of her poor father (he had been swallowed by a shark, poor man, while bathing off the coast of New Guinea - where the connection came in, she could not explain).
There are some of them down New Guinea way that eat the late-lamented himself, just by way of a last tidy up.
Warry, Wayne 1985: "Politics of a New Order: The Kafaina Movement" in Maeve O'Collins et al 1985: Women in Politics in Papua New Guinea, Working Paper No 6, Department of Political and Social Change, ANU, Canberra.
The purpose of this paper is to trace the growth of secondary and higher education in Papua New Guinea from its beginnings through the United Nations mission led by Sir Hugh Foot in 1962.
through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Papua New Guinea in response to the damage caused by the earthquake.