New Britain


noun

the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, in the W central Pacific Ocean. About 14,600 sq. mi. (37,814 sq. km). Capital: Rabaul.
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New Britain

noun

an island in the S Pacific, northeast of New Guinea: the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea; mountainous, with several active volcanoes. Capital: Rabaul. Pop: 161 737 (2000). Area: 36 519 sq km (14 100 sq miles)
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