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When the Dutch colonized it as part of Netherlands East Indies, they called it Nieuw Guinea. It is taken from the Biak language of Biak Island, and means "to rise", or "rising spirit".Irian is the name used in the Biak language and other languages such as Serui, Merauke and Waropen.A spine of east–west mountains, the New Guinea Highlands, dominates the geography of New Guinea, stretching over 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from the 'head' to the 'tail' of the island, with many high mountains over 4,000 m (13,100 ft).The western-half of the island of New Guinea contains the highest mountains in Oceania, rising up to 4,884 m (16,024 ft) high, which is even higher than Mont Blanc in Europe, ensuring a steady supply of rain from the equatorial atmosphere.Hi am here seeking potentials ladies to see what the future holds especially in business and of course love speaks here, well I am genuine honest and open minded person who likes out door activities and travel..."Thank God for this site because this site got me my dream guy, today we both are married.

These are the island's major river systems, draining roughly northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast, respectively.The name was used until 2001, when the name Papua was again used for the island and the province.The name Irian, which was originally favored by natives, is now considered to be a name imposed by the authority of Jakarta.The name is one of several toponyms sharing similar etymologies, ultimately meaning "land of the blacks" or similar meanings, in reference to the dark skin of the inhabitants.The Dutch, who arrived later under Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten, called it Schouten island, but later this name was used only to refer to islands off the north coast of Papua proper, the Schouten Islands or Biak Island.

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