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Papua New Guinea

Background & Highlights

New Guinea is the tallest and second largest island in the world, and one of the few places on earth that can still inspire fresh awe and true trepidation in would-be travellers.

The country's mystique is enhanced by the fact that large sections of the island have never been charted by Westerners, and furthermore by the ...

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Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.

Anthropology & Tribes

Goroka Cultural Show
Held in September every year, the Goroka Show is famous for its dazzling array of singing groups, showcasing some of the many cultures of Papua New Guinea

Arts & Handicrafts

Mount Hagen Cultural Show
Perhaps the most famous cultural show in Papua New Guinea, the Mount Hagen Show brings together singsing groups from all over the country in an amazing conglomeration of colour, beauty and culture. The Hagen show is held in August every year.

Photography

Kenu & Kundo War Canoe Festival
The Kenu and Kundu Canoe Festival is a spectacular event that showcases many of the fascinating cultures of Milne Bay including other participating provinces in Papua New Guinea. It takes place in the charming town of Alotau on the eastern tip of the Papua New Guinea mainland.

Anthropology & Tribes

Tumbuna Sing-Sing
Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin (the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea) word for ancestors. "Taim Bilong Tumbuna" refers to the time before the white-man came, being the ways of the ancestors.

Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.
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