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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.
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- 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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Rabaul, the seat of government in German New Guinea, had been occupied.
The principal range in German New Guinea is the Bismarck Mountains (variously estimated between 14,000 and 16,000 feet, in height).
The natives of Windessi in Dutch New Guinea generally bury their dead the day after the decease.
Finsch Harbour in German New Guinea, 218, 242, 262
The first Catholic missionaries arrived in German New Guinea in August 1896.
Mr. Windsor Earl makes much of this theory, but, unfortunately for it, the tree-kangaroos are chiefly found in the northern peninsula of New Guinea, which is entirely composed of hills and mountains with very little flat land, while the kangaroo of the low flat Aru Islands (Dorcopsis asiaticus) is a ground species.
New Guinea, which is shared by Germany and England.
Mr Austin estimated that they found 20 previously unknown species in New Guinea, which is such a hot spot of diversity that scientists figure they've described only about six-tenths of all the species living there.
Austin estimated that they found 20 previously unknown species in New Guinea, which is such a hotspot of diversity that scientists figure they've described only about six-tenths of all the species living there.
New Guinea, which is a detached point or promontory (though it is not marked so even in the latest maps); here we met with calms, variable and contrary winds, with much rain; from thence we steered for Ceram, leaving the Cape on the north, and arrived safely on that island; by this time