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 court, however, confirmed the establishment of West Irian Jaya Province as it has been factually effective, including by the establishment of its local government, local legislative council through the 2004 legislative election and administrative apparatus.
Cases without antibody response would be most expected because of the heavily contaminated environment in Irian Jaya (3-6).
Indonesia's attachment to Irian Jaya is not just mystical, sentimental nationalism.
Irian Jaya is half as populous as Aceh and its two million inhabitants are spread across a territory seven times larger than Aceh.
The struggle for independence in Irian Jaya has been less marked by an armed struggle, although the Organizasi Papua Merdeka (Organisation of Papuan Independence or OPM) has been active militarily in the past.
near the village of Kelimo in East Irian Jaya Province about 3,600 kilometers east of Jakarta and at about 3,700 meters above sea level.
It was in West New Guinea, Irian Jaya, among the Asmat people, that
A congress held by Irian Jaya activists and tribal leaders last week declared independence of the resource-rich province.
Irian Jaya is marginal to the Indonesian Field of Ethnological Study, while at the same time it is at the western extreme of what might be called the Melanesian Field of Ethnological Study.
Theo van den Broek, a Franciscan Brother originally from Holland, has worked in Irian Jaya for twenty-four years.
Hundreds of separatist protesters, some carrying arrows, spears and daggers, demonstrated yesterday against Indonesian control of the remote province of Irian Jaya.