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) ◆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
New Guineanplay \ˈgi-nē-ən\ adjective or noun
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Definition of New Guinea for English Language Learners
: island divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
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