New Guinea

geographical name

Definition of New Guinea

1 or Papua island of the Malay Archipelago in the western Pacific north of eastern Australia; divided between Indonesia on the west and Papua New Guinea on the east area over 305,000 square miles (789,950 square kilometers)

Note: Exclusive of Australia, New Guinea is the second largest island in the world.

2 the northeastern portion of the island of New Guinea which was formerly a territory and is now part of Papua New Guinea — see north-east new guinea

Other Words from New Guinea

New Guinean \ ˈgi-​nē-​ən How to pronounce New Guinean (audio) \ adjective or noun

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