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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the peoples, languages, or cultures of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea.
  • n. A member of any of the indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighboring islands.
  • n. Any of the indigenous languages of New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. From, or pertaining to Papua or Papua New Guinea
  • n. Someone from Papua or Papua New Guinea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Papua.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Papua or New Guinea, a large island north of Australia, now divided among Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Germany.
  • n. An inhabitant of Papua.
  • n. One of a savage race of black color, dolichocephalicc, with crisp, frizzled hair, inhabiting many islands and island-groups of the Pacific near Australia: so called from the island of Papua or New Guinea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
  • adj. of or relating to Papua or its people or language

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