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Question: Where is West Papua?


  1. West Papua is the western half of the Isle of New Guinea.
  2. New Guinea Island is located on the North of Australia, below the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Palau, East of Indonesian Archipelago that spans from Sumatra to Moluccas Archipelago.
  3. Previously called Dutch New Guinea by the Dutch colonial power, then West Irian and Irian Jaya by Indonesian colonial power, and currently it is called Papua and Papua Barat Provinces by the Indonesian colonial government.

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