East Papua, Mek Tribe

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East Papua, Mek Tribe

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Mek tribal area,

West-Papua

(villages of Nalca and Kona)

Location:West Papua. New Guinea Island.

The Mek tribe inhabit a large area located in the central-eastern region of the mountainous region of West-Papua. They are considered to be one of the most populated tribes in this region. Many simple airstrips have been constructed by missionaries here, the most important one being in the village of Nalca. Other villages found in the Mek tribal area is: Eipomek, Kona, M, and Endomen. The Mek tribe border the Ketengban in the east, Yali in the south/west and Kimyal in the south/east.

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Traditional Mek settlement in Nalca

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A village located between Nalca and Kona.

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Men and their ornaments in M village.

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Cultural war dance in Kona Village.

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Mek woman in Kona.

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Traditional houses in Kona.

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