country occupying the E half of the island of New Guinea, & nearby islands, including the former Territory of Papua & the Trust Territory of New Guinea: independent since 1975; member of the Commonwealth: 178,703
sq mi (462,840 sq km); pop. 3,689,000; cap. Port Moresby
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