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Papuan

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noun Pap·u·an \ˈpa-pyə-wən, -pə-\

Definition of Papuan

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Papua

  2. 2 :  a member of any of the native peoples of New Guinea and adjacent areas of Melanesia

  3. 3 :  any of a heterogeneous group of languages spoken in New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon islands

Papuan adjective


1814

First Known Use of papuan

1814


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