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)


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