This new term is sometimes used for the inhabitants of Irian Jaya or West Irian, which is the most easterly province of Indonesia; it was known in colonial times (until 1963) as Dutch New Guinea. While the territory has been part of Indonesia since then, its inhabitants are culturally, linguistically, and racially separate, for they are Papuans and belong to the Melanesian culture area. Specific groups in the region are covered in Volume 2, Oceania.

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Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
Iran has a rich culture and civilization that you can see it in the old cities and monumental landmarks such as seosepole ,in Isfahan ,Imam Reza shrine in Meshhad .We know that Iran is an Islamic country ,so Iranian respect the shrines .Also Millad tower in Tehran is really fascinating and the museums that describe the Iran history is attractive for many tourists.Exactly the Persian Gulf shows that Iran is really powerful

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