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Bougainville

[ boo-gan-veel for 1; boo-guhn-vil, boh-, French boo-gan-veel for 2 ]
/ bu gɛ̃ˈvil for 1; ˈbu gənˌvɪl, ˈboʊ-, French bu gɛ̃ˈvil for 2 /
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Louis An·toine de [lwee ahn-twan duh], /lwi ɑ̃ˈtwan də/, 1729–1811, French navigator.
the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 4,080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for Bougainville (1 of 2)

Bougainville1
/ (ˈbuːɡənˌvɪl) /

noun

an island in the W Pacific, in Papua New Guinea: the largest of the Solomon Islands: unilaterally declared independence in 1990; occupied by government troops in 1992, and granted autonomy in 2001. Chief town: Kieta. Area: 10 049 sq km (3880 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Bougainville (2 of 2)

Bougainville2
/ (French buɡɛ̃vil) /

noun

Louis Antoine de (lwi ɑ̃twan də). 1729–1811, French navigator
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