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Meaning of Bismarck Archipelago

Bis'marck Archipel'ago

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  1. a group of islands in Papua New Guinea, in the W central Pacific Ocean, including the Admiralty Islands, New Britain, New Ireland, and adjacent islands. ab. 23,000 sq. mi. (59,570 sq. km).
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