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- proper n. A group of islands off the coast of New Guinea.
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- n. a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea
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Australia wished to snap up the whole of German New Guinea and other possessions administered from Rabaul, including the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands.
This contrasts with synecology, attending more to the community dimension and the sort of organizing principles that Diamond saw among the Bismarck Archipelago birds.
The chief groups on the north and east are the Schouten Islands (at the entrance to Geelvink Bay), the Admiralty Islands, and Bismarck Archipelago (of which New