[ pap-yoo-uh, pah-poo-ah ]
/ ˈpæp yu ə, ˈpɑ puˌɑ /


Gulf of, an inlet of the Coral Sea on the SE coast of New Guinea.



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British Dictionary definitions for papua

/ (ˈpæpjʊə) /


Territory of Papua a former territory of Australia, consisting of SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New GuineaFormer name: (1888–1906) British New Guinea
the W part of the island of New Guinea: formerly under Dutch rule, becoming a province of Indonesia in 1963. Capital: Jayapura. Pop: 2 220 934 (2000). Area: 416 990 sq km (161 000 sq miles)Former names (until 1962): Dutch New Guinea, Netherlands New Guinea Former Indonesian names: Irian Barat (1962-1973), Irian Jaya (1973-2001) Former English name: West Irian (translation of Irian Barat)
Gulf of Papua an inlet of the Coral Sea in the SE coast of New Guinea
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