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.
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- 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
In 1526-27, Don Jorge de Meneses accidentally came upon the principal island and is credited with naming it "Papua," a Malay word for the frizzled quality of Melanesian hair.
Indonesia took over Papua from the Dutch in 1963 and formalized its sovereignty six years later through a stage-managed vote by about 1,000 community leaders.
Already the bad weather has exacted a toll: flashfloods killed over 100 people in Papua recently, and floods sent families scrambling for shelter in the capital Jakarta.
Papua is home to a low-level separatist insurgency that has become more violent in recent months.
SYDNEY (AP) -- A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are among 200 species scientists have discovered in Papua New Guinea.
Several Simbari believers in Papua New Guinea hiked to a remote village to teach evangelistic Bible lessons and literacy classes.
As Jared Diamond famously argued, hunter gatherers in Papua New Guinea are very smart when it comes to hunting and gathering - put one of us in this environment, and we would die quickly.
In 1998, what destroyed two villages in Papua New Guinea?
To name a few, the Norwegian government pulled its investment out of Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation when it emerged that a mercury build-up at a mine in Papua New Guinea was threatening the health of local populations.
During my time traipsing through Southeast Asia or sharing a hut with rats in Papua New Guinea, I had no problem relishing in the hippie lifestyle.