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Papua New Guinea

Pronunciation: /ˌpapo͞oə no͞o ˈɡinē/
A country in the western Pacific Ocean that includes the eastern half of the island of New Guinea as well as some neighboring islands; population 5,940,800 (est. 2009); capital, Port Moresby; languages, English (official), Tok Pisin, and several hundred native Austronesian and Papuan languages.

Papua New Guinea was formed in 1949 from the administrative union of Papua, an Australian Territory since 1906, and the Trust Territory of New Guinea (Northeast New Guinea), which was formerly under German control and an Australian trusteeship since 1921. In 1975, it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Syllabification: Pap·u·a New Guin·ea

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