American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the peoples, languages, or cultures of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
- n. A member of any of the indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighboring islands.
- n. Any of the indigenous languages of New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Papua or New Guinea, a large island north of Australia, now divided among Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Germany.
- n. An inhabitant of Papua.
- n. One of a savage race of black color, dolichocephalicc, with crisp, frizzled hair, inhabiting many islands and island-groups of the Pacific near Australia: so called from the island of Papua or New Guinea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Papua.
- n. any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
- n. a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
- adj. of or relating to Papua or its people or language
“The peoples with the oval-axe culture are the so-called Papuan peoples in Melanesia; they, too, migrated from southern China, probably before the others.”
“While the Koita belong to the Papuan stock and speak a Papuan language, most of the men understand the Motu tongue, which is one of the Melanesian family.”
“They speak a Papuan language, but their physical characteristics are believed to indicate a strain of Negrito blood. [”
“Clinton in turn said the United States supports “open dialogue” between the Indonesian government and Papuan representatives to address regional grievances.”
“Tuesday's protests coincided with a conference in London where parliamentarians and non-governmental organizations discussed Papuan independence.”
“Papuan activist Benny Wenda, an escaped political prisoner now in England, is leading the International Parliamentarians for West Papua, a group modeled on a similar organization that helped East Timor secure independence from Indonesia.”
“Ms. Karma is the eldest daughter of West Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma, who has been held in Abepura prison, West Papua, since December 2004.”
“Because word of his case had spread, West Papuan, Indonesian and international organizations managed to help us raise money and pressure Jakarta to allow him the surgery he needed.”
“And his condemnation of violent tactics seemed like a welcome antidote to an emerging militant West Papuan insurgency.”
“Only months ago, grisly video footage forced Indonesian authorities to admit that their soldiers had brutally tortured Papuan civilians, including by burning their genitals.”
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