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Noun: Papuan  pa-pyoo-un
  1. A native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
     
  2. Any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
    - Papuan language
Adjective: Papuan  pa-pyoo-un
  1. Of or relating to Papua or its people or language
    "Papuan native crafts"; "Papuan vowels"

Derived forms: Papuans

Type of: Indonesian, natural language, tongue

Part of: New Guinea

Encyclopedia: Papuan