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  • proper n. A large island in the Pacific Ocean, north of Australia, whose territory is divided between Indonesia in the west and Papua New Guinea in the east.
  • proper n. the northern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, formerly administered as a separate territory to Papua.
  • proper n. the nation more properly referred to as Papua New Guinea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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