What does Papua mean?

Definitions for Papua
ˈpæp yu ə, ˈpɑ puˌɑpapua

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Papuanoun

    the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea


  1. Papuanoun

    The southern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, formerly administered as a separate territory to New Guinea.

  2. Etymology: "Land of the people with the frizzy hair".


  1. papua

    Papua, often referred to as Papua New Guinea, is a sovereign nation located in the eastern part of the island of New Guinea in Oceania. It is the largest island country in the world, made up of numerous islands and atolss. It is also known for its rich cultural diversity, with over 800 known languages spoken among its population. It's renowned for its lush ecological diversity, including vast rainforests and unique wildlife. The term 'Papua' can also specifically refer to the Indonesian western half of the New Guinea island.


  1. Papua

    Papua is a province of Indonesia. It comprises most of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. Its capital is Jayapura. It is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia. The province originally covered the entire western half of New Guinea. In 2003, the Indonesian government declared the westernmost part of the island, around Bird's Head Peninsula, a separate province; its name was first West Irian Jaya and is now West Papua: the remaining part retained the name, Province of Papua.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Papua

    Expresses the Portuguese for “frizzled.” This name was bestowed upon the natives of New Guinea on account of their enormous heads of frizzled hair.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Papua in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Papua in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Papua in a Sentence

  1. Benny Wenda:

    This petition was bravely smuggled from West Papua across the border into Papua New Guinea then to Europe.

  2. James Marape:

    It demonstrates Papua New Guinea’s commitment to the Papua LNG Project and gives comfort and encouragement to the developers to progress the project.

  3. Ian Rintoul:

    There simply is no safe arrangement for resettlement in Papua New Guinea. It is a gaping whole at the end of the Australian government's offshore processing arrangement and as long as that exists, there isn't a remedy.

  4. Ngotlai Nohro:

    Atahmâ he Mara reih a hrana a tlô hai. A nypazy cha amâ duah papua lymâ aw.

  5. Eko Sulistyo:

    Opening up to the media and what we are doing with the political prisoners are all aimed at eventually reducing the role of the military in Papua, it has to be done gradually.

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