Papua New Guinea

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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 178,704 square miles (462,840 square kilometers), population 7,027,000

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“Papua New Guinea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Papua%20New%20Guinea. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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