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Papua New Guinea
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I. General – II. Non-Christian Religions – III. Christianity – IV. Religion, Society, and Culture Today

I. General

Papua New Guinea, a parliamentary democracy and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, is the product of a 1975 merger of the former German colony of Kaiser-Wilhelm’s-Land (1884–1914, after 1920 a mandate of the League of Nations then of the UN) and the former British colony of Papua (1884–1907, after 1902 administered by Australia)…

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Ahrens, Theodor, “Papua New Guinea”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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