Trobriand Islands (trōˈbrēăndˌ, trōˌbrēăndˈ) [key], small volcanic island group off SE New Guinea, part of Papua New Guinea. Kiriwana is the largest of the group's 22 islands. Yams, pearl shell, and trepang are the major products. The islands were made famous in the writings of anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski.
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