Meaning of Irian Jaya

I•ri•an Ja•ya

Pronunciation: (ēr'ē-än" jä'yä), [key]
  1. the W part of the island of New Guinea, formerly a Dutch territory: a province of Indonesia since 1963. 957,000; ab. 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km). Cap.: Jayapura. Formerly,
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