[ mawrz-bee, mohrz- ]
/ ˈmɔrz bi, ˈmoʊrz- /
a seaport in and the capital of Papua New Guinea: important Allied base in World War II.
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British Dictionary definitions for Port Moresby
/ (ˈmɔːzbɪ) /
the capital and chief port of Papua New Guinea, on the SE coast on the Gulf of Papua: important Allied base in World War II. Pop: 290 000 (2005 est)
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