West Papua tribes

Written by on June 30, 2012 in Papuan Tribes with 0 Comments

West Papua tribes


Papua is home to around 312 different tribes, including some uncontacted peoples. The central mountainous region of Papua is home to the highland peoples, who practice pig husbandry and sweet potato cultivation.

The lowland peoples live in swampy and malarial coastal regions, and live by hunting the abundant game, and gathering.

Some of the many Papuan tribal languages are related to others, but some are unique. The people are ethnically distinct from the Indonesians who control their country.

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