l antoine de bougainville


[boo-gan-veel for 1; boo-guhn-vil, boh-, French boo-gan-veel for 2]
Louis Antoine de [lwee ahn-twan duh] , 1729–1811, French navigator.
the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 4080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).
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Bougainville1 (ˈbuːɡənˌvɪl)
an island in the W Pacific, in Papua New Guinea: the largest of the Solomon Islands: unilaterally declared independence in 1990; occupied by government troops in 1992, and granted autonomy in 2001. Chief town: Kieta. Area: 10 049 sq km (3880 sq miles)

Bougainville2 (French buɡɛ̃vil)
Louis Antoine de (lwi ɑ̃twan də). 1729--1811, French navigator

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