Definition of Papua New Guinea in English:

Papua New Guinea

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Pronunciation: /papjuənjuːˈɡɪniː
 
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A country in the western Pacific comprising the eastern half of the island of New Guinea together with some neighbouring islands; population 5,940,800 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Tok Pisin, and several hundred native Austronesian and Papuan languages; capital, Port Moresby.

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

Derivatives

Papua New Guinean

adjective & noun
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  • One of the most important features of Papua New Guinean agriculture, especially in the informal sector, is that women play a key and leading role in food production, food processing and food marketing and distribution.
  • Black, red and yellow are traditional colors which are found in Papua New Guinean art and clothing.

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