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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.

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Related Links

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