West Irian Jaya

West Irian Jaya:

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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, Indonesia.
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Because of government-sponsored migration and "spontaneous" migration, Papuans now comprise only 40 percent of the population in the so-called "West Irian Jaya" Province.
On Tuesday, in a state of the nation address to commemorate the country's 60th Independence Day, Yudhoyono vowed to keep Papua, which has been divided into two provinces -- West Irian Jaya and Papua -- within Indonesia.
1 the region, called Papua by most local residents, has been divided into three provinces -- West Irian Jaya, Central Irian Jaya and East Irian Jaya after the House of Representatives during the administration of then President B.J.
In addition, there is a much smaller group of Austronesian speakers along the coast and on the offshore islands of north and west Irian Jaya, who first arrived in this area about 4,000 years ago.
Sumatra 2,888 13,445 8,343 24,676 Kalimantan 1,840 5,214 2,307 9,361 Java 12 29 20 61 Sulawesi 5 19 - 24 West Irian Jaya - 83 - 83
Feasibility study on the US$ 200 million project to be built in the regency of Biak Numfor in West Irian Jaya, has been completed, ALCN Managing Director Kresno Putro said.
The plan to divide Papua into five provinces came up less than three months after the Constitutional Court annulled a controversial 1999 law dividing Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
Many provinces have ceased to become plywood producers in 2005 such as Banten, East Java, West Irian Jaya Barat, and Maluku, which were previously major producers of plywood.
An Indonesian court on Thursday annulled a controversial law dividing troubled Papua in the country's remote east into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
Non-Papuans, who mostly come from Java and South Sulawesi, are mostly supporters of the government's decision to divide Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
In February, the House of Representatives endorsed the government's move to divide Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya -- as necessary to boost development there.
A presidential decree issued last year, effective from January this year, dividing Papua into three provinces -- West Irian Jaya, Central Irian Jaya and East Irian Jaya -- has also been opposed by Papuans, who say the decision is a government strategy to ruin the unity of Papuans.

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