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Haroli People
The HULI or HAROLI are an indigenous people who live in the Southern Highlands districts of Tari , Koroba , Margaraima and Komo, of Papua New Guinea . They have lived in their current area for about 1000 years. They speak primarily Huli and Tok Pisin
Tok Pisin
; many also speak some of the surrounding languages, and some also speak English . They are one of the largest cultural groups in Papua New Guinea, numbering approximately 90,000. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Society * 3 References * 4 Sources HISTORYThe Huli have lived in their region for 1,000 years and recount lengthy oral histories relating to individuals and their clans. They were extensive travellers (predominantly for trade) in both the highlands and lowlands surrounding their homeland, particularly to the south
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Sawi People
The SAWI or SAWUY are a tribal people of Western New Guinea , Indonesia . They were known to be cannibalistic headhunters as recently as the 1950s. Since then, many of the tribe have converted to Christianity and the world's largest circular building made strictly from un-milled poles was constructed in 1972 as a Christian meeting place by the Sawi. Christian missionary Don Richardson who lived among the Sawi wrote a book about the experience called Peace Child. REFERENCES * ^ "Sawuy in Indonesia". Joshua Project . Retrieved 2014-09-18. * ^ Tucker (1983), p. 476 * ^ Tucker (1983), p. 478FURTHER READING * Peace Child (1974) ISBN 1-57658-289-2 * Tucker, Ruth (1983). From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan
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Moni People
The MONI (also known as the MIGANI, the MEGANI, the DJONGGUNU, or the JONGGUNU) are an indigenous people in the Indonesian Paniai regency (kabupaten) of the Papua province (formerly Central Irian Jaya) of West Papua (western part of the island of New Guinea ). They speak the Moni language . They revere a large black and white whistling tree kangaroo called a bondegzeu as an ancestor. The bondegzeu was unknown to the scientific community until the zoologist Tim Flannery described it in 1995. REFERENCES * ^ "Moni in Indonesia". Joshua Project . Retrieved 2014-09-18. * ^ David Wallechinsky; Amy Wallace; Ira Basen; Jane Farrow (2005). The book of lists: the original compendium of curious information. Alfred A. Knopf Canada. p. 154. ISBN 0-676-97720-0
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Wolani People
A PEOPLE is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation . Collectively, for example, the contemporary Frisians and Danes are two related Germanic peoples , while various Middle Eastern ethnic groups are often linguistically categorized as Semitic peoples . CONTENTS * 1 In politics * 2 In law * 3 See also * 4 References IN POLITICS Main article: Commoner Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix Various states govern, or claim to govern, in the name of the people. Both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire used the Latin term Senatus Populusque Romanus , (the Senate and People of Rome). This term was fixed to Roman legionary standards, and even after the Roman Emperors achieved a state of total personal autarchy , they continued to wield their power in the name of the Senate and People of Rome
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Yali People
YALI are major tribal group in Papua, Indonesia , and live to the east of the Baliem Valley in the Papuan highlands. Their major towns are Angguruk and Kosarek , and which are isolated by challenging geography. The major access to their territory is by air. Their territory is known collectively as Yalimo. The Yali speak a language that is similar to that of the Dani , although it has distinct differences. The language is in the Ngalik-Nduga subfamily. REFERENCES * ^ A B C Milliken, W. Ethnobotany of the Yali. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
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Abelam People
The ABELAM are a people who live in the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea . They are a farming society in which giant yams play a significant role. They live in the Prince Alexander mountains near the north coast of the island. Their language belongs to the Sepik family. FARMING AND HUNTINGThe Abelam live in the tropical rain forest and clear ground by burning. Their main food crops are yams , taro , bananas, and sweet potatoes . They supplement this with food gathered from the rain forest as well as pigs and chickens raised domestically. They also hunt small marsupials and cassowaries. YAMSYam growing forms a large part of Abelam society. The growing of large yams (they can be as large as 80-90 inches (2.3 m) long) determines the status of individuals as well as the whole village
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Mek People
The MEK are a Papuan people of Papua , Western New Guinea . A television series on The Discovery Channel titled Living with the Mek was aired in 2008. REFERENCES * ^ Pamela J. Stewart & Andrew Strathern (2005). Expressive Genres and Historical Change: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan. Ashgate. ISBN 0-7546-4418-9
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Marind People
MARIND or MARIND-ANIM are people living in South New Guinea . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Topography * 3 Culture * 4 See also * 5 References * 5.1 Citations * 5.2 Sources * 6 External links * 6.1 Text * 6.2 Image GEOGRAPHYThe Marind- anim live in Papua province of Indonesia . They occupy a vast territory, which is situated on either side of the Bian, from about 20 miles to the east of Merauke up the mouth of the Moeli in the west (between Frederik Hendrik Island and the mainland, east of Yos Sudarso Island , mainly west of Maro River (a small area goes beyond Maro at its lower part, including Merauke ). A map showing New Guinea language groups. The Marind-speaking area is highlighted in red. TOPOGRAPHYthe territory of the Marind tribe consist of a low-lying, deposited coastal area. This area is for the most part flooded in the wet season. The hinterland, which is situated somewhat higher is interesected by a great number of rivers.
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Kombai People
The KOMBAI are a Papuan people of Melanesia living in the Indonesian province of Papua in Western New Guinea . CONTENTS * 1 Way of life * 2 Religion * 3 Documentaries * 4 References * 5 External links WAY OF LIFE A Korowai treehouse, identical to Kombai treehouses. They are built high to offer protection against raids by enemy tribes. The Kombai have become prominent to the outside world primarily because of their traditional tree house dwellings, which often reach heights of over 20 meters. They live adjacent to the Korowai people , who also live in tree houses, and have some similar cultural practices, but speak a different language. Pigs are equivalent to currency to the Kombai. For example, if the wife of a Kombai man were to die, the family of the woman may demand pigs as compensation. For Kombai men to marry, they first have to buy the woman from her family with necklaces made from dog's teeth
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Koteka Peoples
The KOTEKA of West Papua are seven major ethnicities of the highlands of West Papua with a common culture: the Lani , Mee , Amungme , Moni , Damal , Yali , and Nduga . The Koteka share their identity with other peoples in southern West Papua , the Muyu , Mandobo , and Kamoro
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Korowai People
The KOROWAI, also called the KOLUFO, are the people who live in southeastern West Papua in the Indonesian Province of Papua , close to the border with Papua New Guinea . They number about 3,000. It is possible that the Korowai were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves, before outsiders made contact with them in 1970. CONTENTS * 1 Language * 2 Living * 3 Economy * 4 Kinship * 5 Social life * 6 Religious life * 7 Contact with Westerners * 8 Cannibalism * 9 Architecture * 10 References * 11 Bibliography * 12 External links LANGUAGEThe Korowai language belongs to the Awyu–Dumut family (southeastern Papua) and is part of the Trans–New Guinea phylum. A dictionary and grammar book have been produced by a Dutch missionary linguist. LIVING Tree houses built by the Korowai people in Papua , Indonesian New Guinea The majority of the Korowai clans live in tree houses on their isolated territory
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Lani People
A PEOPLE is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation . Collectively, for example, the contemporary Frisians
Frisians
and Danes are two related Germanic peoples , while various Middle Eastern ethnic groups are often linguistically categorized as Semitic peoples . CONTENTS * 1 In politics * 2 In law * 3 See also * 4 References IN POLITICS Main article: Commoner Liberty Leading the People
Liberty Leading the People
by Eugène Delacroix Various states govern, or claim to govern, in the name of the people. Both the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
and the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
used the Latin
Latin
term Senatus Populusque Romanus , (the Senate and People
People
of Rome)
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Angu People
The ANGU or ÄNGA people, also called KUKUKUKU (pronounced "cookah-cookah") or TOULAMBI by neighbouring tribes, are a small and previously violent group speaking a number of related languages and living mainly in the high, mountainous region of south-western Morobe , a province of Papua New Guinea . Even though they are a short people, often less than 5 foot, they were once feared for their violent raids on more peaceful villages living in lower valleys. Despite the high altitude and cold climate of their homeland, the Änga only wore limited clothing, including grass skirts, with a piece similar to a sporran , and cloaks made from beaten bark, called mals. They are also known to Westerners for practicing a sexual ritual involving pre-adolescent boys acting as courtesans for male tribal elders. Men practice homosexuality until marriage (Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman)
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Baining People
The BAINING people are among the earliest and original inhabitants of the Gazelle Peninsula of East New Britain , Papua New Guinea . They currently inhabit the Baining Mountains into where they are thought to have been driven by the Tolai tribes who migrated to the coastal areas in comparatively recent times. Another factor that might have influenced their migration inland was major volcanic activity that took place over centuries. (As recently as 1994, the nearby town of Rabaul was almost completely destroyed by two volcanoes, Tavurvur and Vulcan ) A Fire Dancer of the Baining people The Baining tribes get their name from the Baining Mountains which they inhabit. Their language is also called Baining of which there are a few different dialects. ARTThe Baining people's artworks are usually produced for limited uses only. The masks are laboriously made from bark cloth, bamboo and leaves and used just once for the firedance ceremony before being thrown away or destroyed
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Haroli People
The HULI or HAROLI are an indigenous people who live in the Southern Highlands districts of Tari , Koroba , Margaraima and Komo, of Papua New Guinea . They have lived in their current area for about 1000 years. They speak primarily Huli and Tok Pisin
Tok Pisin
; many also speak some of the surrounding languages, and some also speak English . They are one of the largest cultural groups in Papua New Guinea, numbering approximately 90,000. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Society * 3 References * 4 Sources HISTORYThe Huli have lived in their region for 1,000 years and recount lengthy oral histories relating to individuals and their clans. They were extensive travellers (predominantly for trade) in both the highlands and lowlands surrounding their homeland, particularly to the south
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Gogodala People
GOGODALA is the name of an ethnic/language group from the Middle Fly District of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea . It is one of about a thousand distinct ethnic groups in the country, each which has its own language and culture. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Culture * 3 Economy * 4 Law and religion * 5 References * 6 Further reading OVERVIEWThe Gogodala are a tribe of approximately 25,000, located in 33 villages in Papua New Guinea. Their territory extends from the Aramia River to the lower Fly River , and it is the most populous Local-Level Government area in the province. Their territory is divided into West, East and Fly areas. The Gogodala occupy mostly the flat terrain and the floodplain areas. (Wilde 2004) CULTURECanoes are a very important part of the Gogodala culture
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