geographical name Pa·pua \ˈpa-pyu̇-wə, ˈpä-pu̇-wə\

Definition of Papua

  1. 1 — see new guinea 1

  2. 2 the southeastern portion of the island of New Guinea that was formerly a territory and is now part of Papua New Guinea

  1. —see also papuan

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