Meaning of New Guinea

New" Guin'ea

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large island N of Australia, politically divided into the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya (West Irian) and the independent country of Papua New Guinea. 2,800,000; ab. 316,000 sq. mi. (818,000 sq. km).
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