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Papuan unification

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Political divisions of New Guinea; Western New Guinea in the west and Papua New Guinea in the east

The unification (or re-unification) of Papua New Guinea (or East Papua), an independent state, and West Papua (or Western New Guinea), a territory of Indonesia, both parts of the New Guinea island, has been raised since the second half of the 20th century.[1]

Generally, proposals regarding federation with Papua New Guinea are a minority view in the Free Papua Movement. Arguments for federation generally focus around shared cultural identity between the two halves of the island.[2]


The gradual unification of the two halves of the island was official Australian government policy for a short period of time in the 1960’s, before Indonesia’s annexation of West Papua.[1]

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  • Papua conflict
  • West New Guinea dispute


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rollo, Stewart (October 28, 2013). "Ending our pragmatic complicity in West Papua". ABC News. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. Yegiora, Bernard (April 29, 2014). "How a unified whole-island nation of Papua might be achieved". PNG Attitude. Retrieved March 25, 2020.

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