New Guinea

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Alternative forms[edit]


  • enPR: n(y)o͞o gĭnʹ-ē, IPA(key): /n(j)uː ˈɡɪn.i/
    • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˌnjuː ˈɡɪ.ni/
    • (UK) [njuː ˈɡɪn.i]
    • (US) [nu ˈɡɪn.i]

Proper noun[edit]

New Guinea

  1. A large Oceanian island in the Pacific Ocean, north of Australia, whose territory is divided between Indonesia in the west and Papua New Guinea in the east.
  2. (historical) The northern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, formerly administered as a separate territory to Papua.
  3. (informal) The nation more properly referred to as Papua New Guinea.


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