Papua Niugini
Papua New Guinea

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RegionNew Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a nation in Oceania. The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.[1]

Papua New Guinean Polities

Neighbouring Nations


  1. The CIA World Factbook