from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gulf ofPapua A large inlet of the Coral Sea on the southeast coast of New Guinea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The southern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, formerly administered as a separate territory to New Guinea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A Pacific island north of Australia; governed by Australia and Indonesia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
From Malay Papua, from pepuah ("curly (of hair)") for the natives of the island. (Wiktionary)