Definition of New Guinea in English:

New Guinea

Syllabification: New Guin·ea
An island in the western South Pacific Ocean, off the northern coast of Australia, the world’s second largest island. It is divided into two parts; the western half comprises the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua; the eastern half forms part of Papua New Guinea.


New Guinean

Pronunciation: /ˈɡinēən/
noun& adjective
More example sentences
  • Color lexicons vary, first of all, in sheer size: English has 11 basic terms, Russian and Hungarian have 12, yet the New Guinean language Dani has just two.
  • Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel is a four hundred-page answer to a question posed to him by a New Guinean friend and politician named Yali.
  • Natives in New Guinean villages are completely isolated even from their nearest neighbors in the next valleys.

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