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West Irian Jaya to be known as West Papua
The government in Indonesia has officially renamed West Irian Jaya province into West Papua province. This action angered self-determination groups who use the name West Papua to describe the entire Indonesian - western - part of the island of New Guinea. Several years ago the government decided to split the huge province of Papua into smaller provinces.
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  • " ...... I wonder what the indigenous think of this; I thought they themselves like to be called 'orang 2 Irian' ....... at least it seems that in the western part of 'Papua', people seems to prefer 'Irian' ......
  • 'Comparing with Eskimos they thhemselves like to be called 'Inuit' ....
    Eskimo seems to mean 'rawflesh eater' and is a 'term of abuse' given by 'indians' ..... 'Inuit' seems to mean 'People' .....
  • Info portal about 'Irian Y.' ......




  • 'Ahu kura ahia, mansia nia'


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