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A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean in the Bismarck Archipelago. Until 1797, European geographers believed it to be part of the island of New Britain.
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(Placename) an island in the S Pacific, in the Bismarck Archipelago, separated from New Britain by St George's Channel: part of Papua New Guinea. Chief town and port: Kavieng. Pop (province): 118 148 (2000). Area (including adjacent islands): 9850 sq km (3800 sq miles)
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an island in the Bismarck Archipelago, in the W central Pacific Ocean NE of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. 78,900; ab. 3800 sq. mi. (9800 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||New Ireland - an island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea|
Bismarck Archipelago - a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea
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