Papua New Guinea

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Malay pepuah (frizzy) in reference to locals' hair + new + Guinea (due to the similar complexion of Africans to Papuans)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpæ.puː.ə ˌnjuː ˈɡɪ.ni/, /ˈpæ.pjuː.ə ˌnjuː ˈɡɪ.ni/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpæ.pu.ə ˌnu ˈɡɪ.ni/
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Proper noun[edit]

Papua New Guinea

  1. A country in Oceania. Official name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

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