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New Guinea

geographical name

Definition of New Guinea

  1. 1 or Papua island in Malay Archipelago N of E Australia divided between Indonesia on W & Papua New Guinea on E area over 305,000 square miles (789,950 square kilometers)

  2. 2 the NE portion of the island of New Guinea; formerly a territory; now part of Papua New Guinea — see north-east new guinea

New Guin·ean play \ˈgi-nē-ən\ adjective or noun



NEW GUINEA Defined for Kids

New Guinea

geographical name New Guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

Definition of New Guinea

  1. island W Pacific N of E Australia divided between Indonesia & Papua New Guinea




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