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A group of volcanic islands and islets of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Long inhabited by Papuan and Austronesian peoples, the islands were annexed by Germany (1884) and passed to Australia (1914) before being included in Papua New Guinea (1975).
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(place) Group of islands north and east of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea: 19,200 sq mi (49,728 sq km)
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A group of islands off the coast of New Guinea.
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