[eer-ee-ahn jah-yah] /ˈɪər iˌɑn ˈdʒɑ yɑ/

the W part of the island of New Guinea, formerly a Dutch territory: a province of Indonesia since 1963. About 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km).
Capital: Jayapura.
a former Indonesian name (1973–2001) for Papua (sense 2)


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