Papuan

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Pap·u·an

 (păp′yo͞o-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the peoples, languages, or cultures of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
2. A member of any of the indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighboring islands.
3. Any of the indigenous languages of New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands.
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Papuan

(ˈpæpjʊən)
adj
1. (Languages) of or relating to Papua or any of the languages spoken there
2. (Placename) of or relating to Papua or any of the languages spoken there
n
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea
4. (Languages) any of several languages of Papua New Guinea that apparently do not belong to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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Pap•u•an

(ˈpæp yu ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Papua or Papua New Guinea, or the inhabitants of either.
2. of or pertaining to the island of New Guinea or its indigenous inhabitants.
3. of, pertaining to, or denoting the group of more than 700 languages, belonging to an as yet undetermined number of language families, spoken on New Guinea, several islands of E Indonesia, and parts of the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, and the W Solomon Islands.
n.
4. a native or inhabitant of Papua or Papua New Guinea.
5.
a. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of New Guinea.
b. a speaker of a Papuan language.
6. the Papuan languages collectively.
[1805–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Papuan - a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
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
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
2.Papuan - any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languagesPapuan - any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Adj.1.Papuan - of or relating to Papua or its people or language; "Papuan native crafts"; "Papuan vowels"
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Translations

Papuan

adjpapuanisch
n
Papua mf
(Ling) → Papuasprache f
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References in classic literature ?
The steamer passed along near the shores, but the savage Papuans, who are in the lowest scale of humanity, but are not, as has been asserted, cannibals, did not make their appearance.
The man-eatin' Papuans had me once, but they are Chesterfields compared to this crowd."
Two days after crossing the coral sea, 4th January, we sighted the Papuan coasts.
Besides, flight might be possible if we were in sight of the English or Provencal coast; but on the Papuan shores, it is another thing; and it will be time enough to come to that extremity if the Nautilus does not recover itself again, which I look upon as a grave event."
"Some fella glory-hole, eh, Kwaque?" Daughtry told his seventeen- years-old brown-skinned Papuan with the withered ancient face of a centenarian, the legs of a living skeleton, and the huge-stomached torso of an elderly Japanese wrestler.
I had happened to mention that the Polynesian dances were superior to the Papuan, and this McAllister had denied, for no other reason than his cantankerousness.
The future of Papua now depends on how Indonesian President Joko Widodo handles the current situation, and whether he will be able to win the hearts and minds of Papuans, Airlangga Pribadi Kusman, political science professor at Airlangga University in Surabaya, told Arab News.
According to Pinol the Papuans have so much money in their pockets that they can afford to pay the price of premium rice.
Red and white refers to the Indonesian flag, while the morning star is a political symbol for West Papuans who are fighting for their independence.
Thousands of Papuans took the streets of cities including Sorong, Manokwari and Jayapura on Monday.
A different group of protesters demonstrated against the students and shouting racial slurs about Papuans.