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Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (Tok Pisin: Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Independen Stet bilong Papua Niu Gini) is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby.Portuguese traders had obtained it from South America and introduced it to the Moluccas.The far higher crop yields from sweet potato gardens radically transformed traditional agriculture and societies."New Guinea" (Nueva Guinea) was the name coined by the Spanish explorer Yñigo Ortiz de Retez.
It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Elizabeth II as its queen.
Approximately 216,000 Japanese, Australian, and US servicemen died.
After World War II and the victory of the Allies, the two territories were combined into the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. The natives of Papua appealed to the United Nations for oversight and independence.
With the Papua Act 1905, the UK transferred this territory to the newly formed Commonwealth of Australia, which took on its administration.
Additionally, from 1905, British New Guinea was renamed as the Territory of Papua.