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 (păp′yo͞o-ə, pä′po͞o-ä′), Gulf of
A large inlet of the Coral Sea on the southeast coast of New Guinea.
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1. (Placename) Territory of Papua a former territory of Australia, consisting of SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea. Former name: British New Guinea (1888–1906)
2. (Placename) the W part of the island of New Guinea: formerly under Dutch rule, becoming a province of Indonesia in 1963. Capital: Jayapura. Pop: 2 220 934 (2000). Area: 416 990 sq km (161 000 sq miles). Former names (until 1962): Dutch New Guinea or Netherlands New Guinea Former Indonesian names: Irian Barat (1962-1973) or Irian Jaya (1973-2001) Former English name: West Irian (translation of Irian Barat)
3. (Placename) Gulf of Papua an inlet of the Coral Sea in the SE coast of New Guinea
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(ˈpæp yu ə, ˈpɑ puˌɑ)

1. Territory of, a former Australian territory that included SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea.
2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Coral Sea on the SE coast of New Guinea.
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Noun1.Papua - the southeastern part of Papua New GuineaPapua - the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
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
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nPapua nt
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Her course was south-westerly, and in three days she had gone over the 750 leagues that separated it from La Perouse's group and the south-east point of Papua.
He has been upon several scientific expeditions in his youth (he was with Robertson in Papua), and the life of the camp and the canoe is nothing fresh to him.
Papua has seen two weeks of mass protests and deadly riots sparked by anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule.
A business and trade mission has been firmed up next week for Papua New Guinea following a meeting with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and a PNG envoy here.
Papua New Guinea's opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch is urging Prime Minister James Marape to support a gas deal with Total (TOT) rather than seek changes and delay a $13B expansion of the country's gas exports, Reuters' Sonali Paul reports, citing a statement by Pruatich.
Summary: Jakarta [Indonesia], Aug 22 (ANI): Indonesia has blocked internet access in West Papua region and deployed extra military and police personnel to the region amid ongoing protests.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Indonesia has blocked internet access in West Papua, a move that followed the government deployment of additional military and police personnel to the region to help to quell ongoing protests and secure vital public facilities.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Indonesia deployed more troops to the restive West Papua, as demonstrations continue to spread to several communities in the region, with reports of a prison break, injuries and more attacks that belie earlier assurances by the government that the unrest had been contained.
PORT MORESBY, 15th August, 2019 (WAM) -- UAE Ambassador to Singapore Mohammed Omar Balfaqeeh has presented his credentials as the country's Non-Resident Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, to the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Sir Bob Dadae.
Barrick (Niugini) Limited ("BNL"), a joint operation between Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.* (the "Company") and Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") in Papua New Guinea (the Company and Barrick each own 50% of shareholding interest respectively), owns 95% interest of the Porgera gold mine project.
The West Papua Liberation Army, which has fought Indonesian control in the easternmost region since the early 1960s, and Papuans who peacefully advocate independence acknowledge that youngsters are involved in the conflict.