Irian Jaya

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Irian Jaya,

province, Indonesia: see PapuaPapua
or Irian Jaya
, province (2014 est pop. 3,486,000), 123,180 sq mi (319,036 sq km), Indonesia. Comprising most of the western half of New Guinea and a number of offshore islands, it is Indonesia's largest province; the extreme western peninsulas and offshore
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The aim of this study was to identify undetermined materials of the family collected from Papua New Guinea since 1975 and that are preserved in the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), USA, and those from Irian Jaya of Indonesia in 2005 that are in the Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMAN), the Netherlands.
Under the decision, Central Irian Jaya Province, which had not been officially established, could not be set up.
Tell students that East Timor split off and became independent last year, and that there are separatist movements in northwest Sumatra and Irian Jaya.
West Papua or, as the Indonesians would prefer, Irian Jaya, is a long way from everywhere, and most people are happy to keep it that way.
(5) In her first state of the nation address, President Megawati Sukarnoputri apologized for the decades of human rights abuses in Aceh and Irian Jaya but rejected outright the option of independence for either province.
Mahidin Simbolon said the operation to retake the Ilaga airfield in Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya, was carried out early Thursday.
In contrast to Aceh, Irian Jaya is extremely heterogeneous, with 257 distinctly different languages spoken amongst an array of tribal groupings separated by mountainous terrain.
It also encouraged the Government to make further efforts to address and resolve peacefully Indonesia's internal conflicts, such as those in Aceh, Irian Jaya, the Moluccas and Central Kalimantan.
The government has been unable to prevent violence between Muslims and Christians or to stem separatist movements in Aceh and Irian Jaya. The depoliticization of the military has only just begun, and President Abdurrahman Wahid lacks budgetary levers to discipline the armed forces, which are still funded from off-budget expenses.
volumes about the art and culture of the Asmat people of Irian Jaya