Papua Traditional Villages

Yoke Village

Yoke Village

Written by on August 23, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Yoke Village Yoke is a poorly documented language spoken by about 200 people in the north of Papua, Indonesia. The name is also spelled Yoki, Yauke, Jauke, and it is also known as Bitovondo. It was spoken in a single village in the interior until the government relocated a third of the population to a […]

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Waimena, Angguruk Market

Waimena, Angguruk Market

Written by on August 4, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Waimena, Angguruk Market Baliem valley is located in the Wamena regency, in central Papua. Situated at an altitude of 1,600 m, the valley is 60 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide and is circled by mountain peaks rising between 2,500 and 3,000 meters. Discovered in 1938 by an American explorer, the valley is home to […]

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Korowai, Traditional Tree Houses

Korowai, Traditional Tree Houses

Written by on July 25, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Korowai, Traditional Tree Houses The korowai, also called the Kolufo, are a people of southeastern Papua (i.e., the southeastern part of the western part of New Guinea). They number about 3,000. Until 1970, they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves

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Tembagapura

Tembagapura

Written by on July 25, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Tembagapura Tembagapura is a town built to support the Grasberg Mine in the Indonesian province of Papua. Construction of the mine and its infrastructure including the town, commenced in the late-1960s. In Indonesian, tembaga means “copper” and pura is equivalent to “temple” or “town”, meaning “Copper Town”.

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Raja Ampat Islands, Traditional Villages

Raja Ampat Islands, Traditional Villages

Written by on July 25, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Raja Ampat Islands, Traditional Villages Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the […]

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Yali Villages

Yali Villages

Written by on July 25, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Yali Villages Trekking to lowland area of yali is not as hard as to deeper regions. It’s  a little bit easier then to Anggruk or the Mek tribe. It takes days to get to the traditional people. These people are known for eating sago bread, it’s their main staple. This region is full of sago […]

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Dani Villages

Dani Villages

Written by on July 25, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Dani Villages The classic Dani village is a rectangular, muddy plaza, encompassed by a long thatched kitchen, pig pens, one or two mossy huts for the women, and one double-decker hut for all the village men, married or single. Men wishing to fulfil their conjugal obligations, visit their wives’ huts, or take advantage of the […]

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Biak Village

Biak Village

Written by on July 25, 2012 in Papua Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Biak Village Biak is a small island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, an Indonesian province, and is just northwest of New Guinea. Biak is the largest island in its small archipelago, and has many atolls, reefs, and corals. The largest population centre is at Kota Biak (Biak City) on the […]

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