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Irian Jaya

[eer-ee-ahn jah-yah] /ˈɪər iˌɑn ˈdʒɑ yɑ/
noun
1.
the W part of the island of New Guinea, formerly a Dutch territory: a province of Indonesia since 1963. About 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km).
Capital: Jayapura.
Formerly Irian Barat
[bahr-aht] /ˈbɑr ɑt/ (Show IPA),
West Irian, Netherlands New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea.
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Irian Jaya

noun
1.
a former Indonesian name (1973–2001) for Papua (sense 2)
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