Papua New Guinea

geographical name

Definition of Papua New Guinea

country comprising the eastern part of the island of New Guinea, Bougainville Island, and the Bismarck Archipelago; before 1975 a U.N. trust territory administered by Australia; capital Port Moresby area 178,260 square miles (461,693 square kilometers), population 7,275,000

Papua New Guinean

adjective or noun

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