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Papua New Guinea

Population: 5,049,055 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: English spoken by 1%-2%, pidgin English widespread, Motu spoken in Papua region

Background: The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I...

Currency: kina (PGK, No information)

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


Font Foundries from Papua New Guinea


Typographic People from Papua New Guinea


Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Papua New Guinea
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Papua New Guinea
 · BBC Country profile: Papua New Guinea