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Old 21-04-2014, 04:55 AM   #164
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The East Papuan languages is a defunct proposal for a family of Papuan languages spoken on the islands to the east of New Guinea, including New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville, the Solomon Islands, and the Santa Cruz Islands. There is no evidence that these languages are related to each other,and the Santa Cruz languages are no longer recognized as Papuan..New Guinea is the world's 2nd largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 786,000 km2..New Guinea is an island in the north of the continent of Sahul, also known as Greater Australia. It is isolated by the Arafura Sea to the west and the Torres Strait and Coral Sea to the east. Sometimes considered to be the easternmost island of the Malay archipelago, it lies north of Australia's Top End, Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York peninsula, and west of the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands Archipelago..The current population of the island of New Guinea is about 7.5 million. Many believe human habitation on the island dates to as early as 40,000 B.C., and first settlement possibly dated back to 60,000 years ago has been proposed..Large swathes of New Guinea are yet to be explored by scientists and anthropologists.. The Indonesian province of West Papua is home to an estimated 44 uncontacted tribal groups...

Red and black have long been traditional colors of many Papua New Guinean tribes. Black-white-red was the colour of the German Empire's flag, which had colonized New Guinea prior to 1918.. The bird of paradise is also found on the national coat-of-arms..Prior to 1970, Papua New Guinea was known as the Australian Trust Territory of Papua and New Guinea, and its flag for sporting events was the bird of paradise on a green background..The words for 'colored' in Latin (coloratus) and Spanish (colorado) both also mean 'red...whereas in Portuguese the word for red is vermelho, which comes from Latin "vermiculus", meaning "little worm"..Next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum, red is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, Christmas, socialism, communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness..In the Russian language, the word for red, Кра́сный (krasniy), comes from the same old Slavic root as the words for "beautiful"—красивый (krasiviy) and "excellent"—прекрасный (prekrasniy).. Thus Red Square in Moscow, named long before the Russian Revolution, meant simply "Beautiful Square"... Do you like my little exercise cage, Will?.A robin red-breast in a cage, puts all of heaven in a rage..there's no Paper clips in there...

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