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Papuan

noun Pap·u·an \ˈpa-pyə-wən, -pə-\

Definition of PAPUAN

1
:  a native or inhabitant of Papua
2
:  a member of any of the native peoples of New Guinea and adjacent areas of Melanesia
3
:  any of a heterogeneous group of languages spoken in New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon islands
Papuan adjective

First Known Use of PAPUAN

1814

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