Papua New Guinea
country in the western Pacific
Name: Papua New Guinea
Phonetic Pronunciation: PA-pyoo-uh noo GIH-nee
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papua new guinea
There seem to be a variety of view as to how to correctly pronounce Papua. Are there 2 or 3 syllables?
Does the first syllable rhyme with "tap" or "top"?
Oxford BBC Guide To Pronunciation
specifies 2 syllables: PAP-wuh
Pronouncing Dictionary of Proper Names (Bollard)
gives two pronunciations: PAHP-uh-wuh and PAP-yuh-wuh
Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary
and NBC Handbook of Pronunciation
both give: PA-pyoo-uh
A helpful inogolo visitor who spent time in Papual New Guinea described the pronunciation as: PAHP-wuh