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See also: papua
There are three theories:
- From Malay pepuah (“curly (of hair)”) for the natives of the island of New Guinea.
- From Ternate/Tidore papo ua (“not united; not coalesced”), referring to the territory that geographically was far away from the Sultanate of Tidore (and thus not united).
- From Biak sup i babwa (“the land below [the sunset]”), referring to the islands (Raja Ampat) west of the Bird's Head, as far as Halmahera.
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈpaːpwə/
- The southern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, formerly administered as a separate territory to New Guinea.
- A province of Indonesia.
the southern part of Papua New Guinea
Papua (plural Papuas or Papua)
- (dated) A person indigenous to Papua.
- 1841, The Colonial Magazine and Commercial-Maritime Journal, page 447:
- The Papuas are so termed in the Malay language, from their extreme darkness, approaching to black. These people form by far the largest portion of the islanders on the coast; their height is generally about five feet six inches […]
- 1856, The Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, page 502:
- The Papua are more numerous in the Philippine Islands than anywhere else, with the exception of New Guinea.
- ^ Bilveer Singh (2008) Papua: geopolitics and the quest for nationhood, Transaction Publishers, →ISBN, page 26
- ^ Tarmidzy Thamrin (2001) Boven Digoel: lambang perlawanan terhadap kolonialisme (in Indonesian), Ciscom-Cottage, page 424
- ^ Sollewijn Gelpke, J.H.F. (1993), “On the origin of the name Papua”, in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, volume 149, issue 2, Brill, →DOI, →ISSN, pages 318–332
- New Guinea (A large Oceanian island in the Pacific Ocean)
- Papua (A province of Indonesia)
- Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea
Papua f sg (genitive Papuae); first declension
First-declension noun, singular only.
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- (uncommon) The southern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea (country in Oceania)
- Synonym: Guinea Mpya
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