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Encyclopedia > Papua (Indonesian province)
Province of Papua
Motto: -
Capital Jayapura
Governor Barnabas Suebu
Area 421,981 km²
Population 2,795,182 (est. 2005)
Ethnic groups Indigenous: Melanesian (including Aitinyo, Aefak, Asmat, Agast, Dani, Ayamaru, Mandacan Biak, Serui), Non-indigenous (including Javanese, Bugis, Bataknese, Minahasanese, Chinese.)
Religion Protestant (51.2%), Roman Catholic (25.42%), Moslem (25%), Others (2.5%)
Languages Indonesian, 200-700 indigenous Papuan and Austronesian languages
Time zone WIT (UTC+9)
Web site http://www.papua.go.id/

Papua is a province of Indonesia comprising a majority part of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands (see also Western New Guinea). The province originally covered the entire western half of New Guinea, but in 2003, the western portion of the province, on the Bird's Head Peninsula, was declared by Jakarta as a separate province named West Irian Jaya. The legality of this separation has been disputed as it appears to conflict with the conditions of the Special Autonomy status awarded to Papua in the year 2000. The status of West Irian Jaya province is not yet resolved as of early 2006. Image File history File links Coatarms_papua. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Each Provinces of Indonesia has its own capital, where local judicial, administrative and legislative duties are centred. ... A workers mural in Jayapura, Indonesia Jayapura City (Indonesian: Kota Jayapura) is the capital of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The term indigenous peoples has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ... Melanesia (from Greek black islands) is a region extending from the west Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. ... The Asmat are an ethnic group of New Guinea, residing in what is currently the Papua province of Indonesia. ... Dani may refer to: Dani, a Bosnian-Herzegovinian news weekly Dani, a French singer and actress Lani, a modern day tribe from the highlands of West Papua, erroneously called Dani by outsiders. ... Fishing boats lined up at Kota Biak, Indonesia Biak is a small island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, an Indonesian province, and is just northwest of New Guinea. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... The term Papuan languages refers to those languages of the western Pacific which are neither Austronesian nor Australian. ... The Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... Japan Standard Time Korea Standard Time External links Find cities currently in UTC+9 Category: ... The province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... West Papua is also the name of the province of Indonesia formerly called West Irian Jaya. ... Birds Head Peninsula seen from space (false color) The Birds Head (Indonesian: Kepala Burung, Dutch: ) Peninsula or Doberai Peninsula is a large peninsula the makes up the northwest portion of the Province of West Irian Jaya, Indonesia, at . ... Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. ...


Papua is the official Indonesian and internationally recognised name for the province. During the colonial era the region was known as Dutch New Guinea or Netherlands New Guinea. The province was known as West Irian or Irian Barat from 1969 to 1973, and then renamed Irian Jaya (roughly translated, "Glorious Irian") by Suharto. This was the official name until Papua was adopted in 2002. Today, natives of this province prefer to call themselves Papuans rather than Irianese. This may be due to etymology (variously identified as a real etymology or a folk etymology) of the name Irian which stems from the acronym Ikut Republik Indonesia, Anti Nederland (join/follow the Republic of Indonesia, rejecting The Netherlands).[citation needed] Dutch New Guinea was a common name of western New Guinea while it was a colonial possession of the Netherlands. ... Haji Mohammad Soeharto (born June 8, 1921), more commonly referred to as simply Soeharto (Suharto in the English-speaking world), is a former Indonesian military and political leader. ... Not to be confused with Entomology, the study of insects. ... Folk etymology or popular etymology is a linguistic term for a category of false etymology which has grown up in popular lore, as opposed to one which arose in scholarly usage. ...


The name West Papua is used among Papuan separatists and usually refers to the whole of the Indonesian portion of New Guinea. Interestingly enough, the other Indonesian province that shares New Guinea, West Irian Jaya, is renaming itself to "West Papua".

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Government

The province of Papua is governed by a directly-elected governor (currently Barnabas Suebu) and a regional legislature, DPRP (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Papua). A unique government organisation that only exists in Papua is the MRP (Majelis Rakyat Papua / Papuan People's Council) that was formed by the Indonesian Government in 2005 as a coalition of Papuan tribal chiefs, tasked with arbitration and speaking on behalf of Papuan tribal customs. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Indonesian governance of Papua is controversial with international opinion varying a great deal. Some view it as naked colonialism, others maintain that Indonesia represents a legitimate authority with a willing people. Frank expression of views is complicated by the delicate and troubled relationship many nations have with Indonesia. The Free Papua Movement strives for independence of the area from Indonesia. Like the rest of Indonesia, governance of the province has traditionally been strong and centralised from Jakarta. Papua was a major beneficiary of a nation-wide decentralisation process started in 1999 and the Special Autonomy status introduced in 2002. Measures included the formation of the MRP and redistribution of resource revenues. The implementation, however, of the Special Autonomy measures has been criticized by many as only being half-hearted.[citation needed] It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ... The flag of the Free Papua Movement, the Morning Star. ...


In 1999 it was proposed to split the province into three government-controlled sectors, sparking Papuan protests (see external article). In January 2003 President Megawati Sukarnoputri signed an order dividing Papua into three provinces: Central Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Tengah), Papua (or East Irian Jaya, Irian Jaya Timur), and West Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Barat). The formality of installing a local government for Jaraka in Irian Jaya Barat (West) took place in February 2003 and a governor was appointed in November; a government for Irian Jaya Tengah (central) was delayed from August 2003 due to violent local protests. The creation of this separate central province was blocked by Indonesian courts, who declared it to be unconstitutional and in contravention of the Papua's special autonomy agreement. The previous division into two provinces was allowed to stand as an established fact. (King, 2004, p. 91) Diah Permata Megawati Setiawati Soekarnoputri (born January 23, 1947), was President of Indonesia from July 2001 to October 20, 2004. ... Map highlighting western New Guinea. ... Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. ... Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. ...


In January 2006, 43 refugees landed on the coast of Australia and stated that the Indonesian military is carrying out a genocide in Papua. They were transported to an Australian immigration detention facility on Christmas Island, 360 km south of the western end of Java. On March 23, 2006, the Australian government granted temporary visas to 42 of the 43 asylum seekers.[1] A day later Indonesia recalled its ambassador to Australia.[2] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Regions

Indonesia structures regions by regencies and subdistricts within those. Though names and areas of control of these regional structures can vary over time in accord with changing political and other requirements, in 2005 Papua province consisted of 19 regencies (kabupaten). A regency (kabupaten) is a political subdivision of a province in Indonesia. ...


The regencies ("kabupaten") are: Asmat; Biak-Numfor; Boven Digoel; Jayapura; Jayawijaya; Keerom; Mappi; Merauke; Mimika; Nabire; Paniai; Pegunungan Bintang; Puncak Jaya; Sarmi; Supiori; Tolikara; Waropen; Yahukimo and Yapen Waropen. In addition to these, the city of Jayapura also has the status of a regency. The Asmat are an ethnic group of New Guinea, residing in what is currently the Papua province of Indonesia. ... A workers mural in Jayapura, Indonesia Jayapura City (Indonesian: Kota Jayapura) is the capital of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Puncak Jaya (IPA: /pÊŠn. ...


Jayapura, founded on 7 March 1910 as Hollandia, had by 1962 developed into a city with modern civil, educational, and medical services. Since Indonesian administration these services have been replaced by Indonesian equivalents such as the TNI (the army) replacing the Papua Battalion. The name of the city has been changed to Kotabaru, then to Sukarnopura and finally to its current official name. Among ethnic Papuans, it is also known as Port Numbai, the former name before the arrival of immigrants. A workers mural in Jayapura, Indonesia Jayapura City (Indonesian: Kota Jayapura) is the capital of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Jayapura is the largest city, boasting a small but active tourism industry, it is built on a slope overlooking the bay. Cenderawasih University (UNCEN) campus at Abepura houses the University Museum. Both Tanjung Ria beach, near the market at Hamadi—site of the 22 April 1944 Allied invasion during World War II—and the site of General Douglas MacArthur's World War II headquarters at Ifar Gunung have monuments commemorating the events. Cenderawasih University (Indonesian: Universitas Cenderawasih, UNCEN) is a university in Jayapura, in the province Papua, Indonesia. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... Look up ally in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964), was an American general who played a prominent role in the Pacific theater of World War II. He was poised to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945 but was instead instructed to accept their surrender on September 2, 1945. ...


Geography

A central east-west mountain range dominates the geography of New Guinea, over 1600 km in total length. The western section is around 600 km long and 100 km across. The province contains the highest mountains between the Himalayas and the Andes, rising up to 4884 m high, and ensuring a steady supply of rain from the tropical atmosphere. The tree line is around 4000 m elevation and the tallest peaks contain permanent equatorial glaciers -- sadly disappearing due to a changing climate. Various other smaller mountain ranges occur both north and west of the central ranges. Except in high elevations, most areas possess a warm humid climate throughout the year, with some seasonal variation associated with the northeast monsoon season. The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... km redirects here. ... Perspective view of the Himalayas and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... Planes view of the Andes, Peru. ... In this view of an alpine tree-line, the distant line looks particularly sharp. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Global mean surface temperatures 1850 to 2006 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and the projected... Monsoon in the Vindhya mountain range, central India A monsoon is a heavy rainy season which lasts for several months and has lasting climatic effects. ...


The third major habitat feature are the vast southern and northern lowlands. Stretching for hundreds of kilometers, these include lowland rainforests, extensive wetlands, savanna grasslands, and some of the largest expanses of mangrove forest in the world. The southern lowlands are the site of Lorentz National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Savanna at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal. ... The Lorentz National Park is located in Indonesia, in the province of Papua. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


The Mamberamo river, sometimes referred to as the "Amazon of Papua" is the province's largest river which winds through the northern part of the province. The result is a large area of lakes and rivers known as the Lakes Plains region. The famous Baliem Valley, home of the Dani people is a tableland 1600 m above sea level in the midst of the central mountain range; Puncak Jaya, sometimes known by its former Dutch name Carstensz Pyramid, is a mist covered limestone mountain peak 4884 m above sea level. The Mamberamo River is a large river on the island of New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of Papua. ... This article is about the river. ... The Baliem Valley, also spelled Balim Valley and sometimes known as the Grand Valley, of the highlands of Western New Guinea, is occupied by the Dani people. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Puncak Jaya (IPA: /pÊŠn. ...


Tribes

The following are some of the most well-known tribes of Papua:

The Amungme are a Melanesian group of about 13,000 people living in the highlands of the Papua province of Indonesia. ... The Asmat are an ethnic group of New Guinea, residing in the Papua province of Indonesia. ... The Bauzi tribe consists of a group of 1500 people living in the north-central part of the Indonesian province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Kombai are a tribal people in Indonesia who live primarily in tree houses. ... The Korowai, also called the Kolufo, are a people of southeastern Papua (i. ... Mee is a surname, and may refer to Arthur Mee, British journalist and encyclopedist Arthur Butler Phillips Mee, British journalist and editor Bertie Mee, British football player and manager Charles L. Mee, American playwright Dom Mee, British sailor Michie Mee, Canadian rapper Sarah Jane Mee, British television presenter Gary Mee... Sentani can refer to several things related to a region on the north coast of the province of Papua, Indonesia: The town of Sentani. ...

Demographics

The population of Papua province and the neighboring West Irian Jaya, both of which are still under a united administration, totalled 2,646,489 in 2005.[3] Since the early 1990s Papua has had the highest population growth rate of all Indonesian provinces at over 3% annually. This is partly a result of high birth rates, but also from immigration from other regions in Indonesia. Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


According to the 2000 census, 78% of the Papuan population identified themselves as Christian with 54% being Protestant and 24% being Catholic. 21% of the population was Muslim and less than 1% were Buddhist or Hindu.[4] There is also substantial practice of animism by Papuans, which is not recorded by the Indonesian government in line with the policy of Pancasila.[citation needed] 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In its most general sense, the term Animism refers to belief in souls (anima is Latin for soul): in this sense, animism is present in many religions, including religions that see souls as completely distinct from their bodies and as limited to humans. ... Symbol of Indonesias Pancasila Pancasila, pronounced Panchaseela, is the philosophical basis of the Indonesian state. ...


Ecology

A vital tropical rainforest with the tallest tropical trees and vast biodiversity, Papua's known forest fauna includes marsupials (including possums, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, cuscuses), other mammals (including the endangered Long-beaked Echidna), many bird species (including birds of paradise, cassowaries, parrots, cockatoos), the world's longest lizards (Papua monitor) and the world's largest butterflies. Orders Superorder Ameridelphia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Superorder Australidelphia Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Marsupials are mammals in which the female typically has a pouch (called the marsupium, from which the name Marsupial derives) in which it rears its young through early infancy. ... Superfamilies and Families Phalangeroidea Burramyidae Phalangeridae Petauroidea Pseudocheiridae Petauridae Tarsipedidae Acrobatidae A possum is any of about 64 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea and Sulawesi. ... Ancient aboriginal rock painting of a wallaby in Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. ... Species About 9; see text. ... Binomial name Zaglossus bruijnii (Peters and Doria, 1876) The Long-beaked Echidna is one of the four extant echidnas and one of three species of Zaglossus that occur in New Guinea. ... For the flowering plant of this name, see Strelitzia Genera Cicinnurus Diphyllodes Epimachus Lophorina Manucodia Paradisaea Parotia Ptiloris Seleucidis Lesser Bird of Paradise Paradisaea minor (c)Roderick Eime The birds of paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes, found in Oceania. ... Species Casuarius casuarius Casuarius unappendiculatus Casuarius bennetti Cassowaries (genus Casuarius) are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. ... It has been suggested that True parrots be merged into this article or section. ... Subfamily Microglossinae Calyptorhynchinae Cacatuinae A cockatoo is any of the 21 bird species belonging to the family Cacatuidae. ... Species Many, see text. ...


The island has an estimated 16,000 species of plant, 124 genera of which are endemic.


The extensive waterways and wetlands of Papua are also home to salt and freshwater crocodile, tree monitors, flying foxes, osprey, bats and other animals; while the equatorial glacier fields remain largely unexplored. Genera Mecistops Crocodylus Osteolaemus See full taxonomy. ... See also the band, Fruit Bats. ... Binomial name Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Osprey, Pandion haliaetus is a medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. ... For the flying mammal see bat. ...


In February 2006, a team of scientists exploring the Foja Mountains, Sarmi, discovered numerous new species of birds, butterflies, amphibians, and plants, including a species of rhododendron which may have the largest bloom of the genus.[5] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Foja Mountains are located west of the port city of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province. ... Subgenera Azaleastrum Candidastrum Hymenanthes Mumeazalea Pentanthera (Azaleas) Rhododendron Therorhodion Tsutsusi (Azaleas) Vireya Source: RBG, Edinburgh Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, rose, and dendron, tree) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. ...


Ecological threats include logging-induced deforestation, forest conversion for plantation agriculture (especially oil palm), smallholder agricultural conversion, the introduction and potential spread of non-native alien species such as the Crab-eating Macaque which preys on and competes with indigenous species, the illegal species trade, and water pollution from oil and mining operations. Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land use such as arable land, pasture, urban use, logged area or wasteland. ... Species Elaeis guineensis Elaeis oleifera The oil palms (Elaeis) coomprise two species of the Arecaceae, or palm family. ... Binomial name Macaca fascicularis Raffles, 1821 The Crab-eating Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is an arboreal macaque native to South-East Asia. ...


Papua's ancient rain forests have recently come under an even greater threat of deforestation after the Chinese government has placed an order of 1 billion US dollar or 800,000 cubic meters of the threatened merbau (intsia spp) rainforest timbers, to be used in constructions for the 2008 Summer Olympics [1] Merbau is a member of of the tropical Caesalpiniaceae family commonly used as flooring timber and illegally logged in the Moluccas and Western New Guinea although smaller stands still exist South East Asia. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were awarded to Beijing, China after a two-round vote of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. ...


See also

Papua is: Another name for New Guinea Papua (Australian territory): A former Australian territory comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, now the southern part of Papua New Guinea Papua (Indonesian province): An Indonesian province comprising the western half of the island of New Guinea Related Words... Kaiser-Wilhelmsland was the north-eastern part of New Guinea. ... West Papua is also the name of the province of Indonesia formerly called West Irian Jaya. ... Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. ... The Territory of Papua was an Australian possession comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, existing from roughly 1902 to 1949. ... German New Guinea (Ger. ... Dutch New Guinea was a common name of western New Guinea while it was a colonial possession of the Netherlands. ... This is a partial listing of alleged human rights violations in western New Guinea under Indonesian rule (currently comprised of the provinces of West Irian Jaya and Papua). ... The flag of the Free Papua Movement, the Morning Star. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "Papua refugees get Australia visa", BBC News - 23 March 2006
  2. ^ "Indonesia recalls Australia envoy", BBC News - 24 March 2006
  3. ^ BPS Papua
  4. ^ Profile of Papua - official website
  5. ^ Robin McDowell, "'Lost world' yields exotic new species", Associated Press story in The Vancouver Sun, February 8, 2006

The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Online Library West Papua
  • Solidarity South Pacific - West Papua
  • PapuaWeb
  • "Human Abuse in West Papua - Application of Law to Genocide"
  • "Prison, Torture and Murder in Jayapura - Twelve Days in an Indonesian Jail" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2000)
  • Map showing the three new provinces
  • Declassified US documents on "Act of free choice"
  • Languages and Ethnic Groups of Papua Province, SIL Ethnologue
  • Free West Papua (Pro-independence site)

Ecology

  • The Deforesting of Irian Jaya, 1994
  • Monkeys Threaten New Guinea's Wildlife, October 2, 2001, Wall Street Journal (archived)
  • An article on biodiversity
  • Wetlands Study

References

  • King, Peter, West Papua Since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy, or Chaos?. University of New South Wales Press, 2004, ISBN 0-86840-676-7.
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Papua (Indonesian province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1499 words)
Papua is a province of Indonesia comprising part of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands (see also Western New Guinea).
The province was known as West Irian or Irian Barat from 1969 to 1973—Irian is the Indonesian term for the island of New Guinea.
The population of Papua province and the neighboring West Irian Jaya, both of which are still under a united administration, totalled 2,646,489 in 2005.
Talk:Papua (Indonesian province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (15549 words)
Furthermore, given the new existence of the new province of Papua (or Irian Jaya) Barat, that is to say, "West Papua", which is not the same as the province under discussion, this term is ambiguous.
Furthermore, Indonesia calls that province "Papua," not "West Papua," and it is recognized to be an Indonesian province by other countries (the World Factbook, for instance, which is of course not an authoritative source, but an example of western opinion, lists Papua as one of 27 Indonesian provinces).
Papua is a province because Indonesia says it is. There is nothing in the definition of a "province" that implies that there is self-government.
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