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Rabaul

[rah-boul, ruh-, rah-boul] /rɑˈbaʊl, rə-, ˈrɑ baʊl/
noun
1.
a seaport on NE New Britain island, in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.

New Britain

noun
1.
the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, in the W central Pacific Ocean. About 14,600 sq. mi. (37,814 sq. km).
Capital: Rabaul.
2.
a city in central Connecticut.
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Rabaul

/rɑːˈbaʊl/
noun
1.
a port in Papua New Guinea, on NE New Britain Island, in the Bismarck Archipelago: capital of the Territory of New Guinea until 1941; almost surrounded by volcanoes. Pop: 17 855 (2001 est)

New Britain

noun
1.
an island in the S Pacific, northeast of New Guinea: the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea; mountainous, with several active volcanoes. Capital: Rabaul. Pop: 161 737 (2000). Area: 36 519 sq km (14 100 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Rabaul

town of the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is situated on Simpson Harbour, part of Blanche Bay, on the Gazelle Peninsula.

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