adj of or pertaining to New Guinea or to the region of Papua
n 1. member of race native to New Guinea, 2. any indigenous languages or dialects spoken in New Guinea region that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages. See also Papuan languages.
obsolete n. plural of Papuan person. Any native race, with very dark complexion, of Papua or New Guinea and its adjacent islands.
Last updated: 02-08-2005 12:18:48
Last updated: 05-03-2005 17:50:55