Papua New Guinea Culture

Unparalleled Diversity....

culture_head.jpgPapua New Guinea is one of the most diverse populations on earth with over 700 different languages spoken in a country with a population of around 5 million people.

There are many different and exotic cultures within Papua New Guinea and it is a land of traditional people living a subsistence lifestyle. People live in small villages and are dependent on subsistence farming. Women are responsible for the day to day work such as gardening and caring for young children.

There is much diversity between the cultures in Papua New culture_huli_3_1.jpgGuinea, for example there is the colourful Huli tribe who inhabit the southern highlands and Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. Colourful clay is used for traditional body decoration by the Huli's. In contrast the young men of the Sepik region undergo painful skin cutting on their backs. This is a symbol of strength and power to resemble the much worshiped water spirit (crocodiles) of the Sepik.

The cultural shows and festivals of Papua New Guinea are a way for the proud local people to showcase their traditional customs and beliefs through dance and "sing sings". This also provides a wonderful opportunity for tourists to see the many different cultures of Papua New Guinea all come together in an array of colour and passion.

Our wilderness lodges are positioned throughout Papua New Guinea, each providing comprehensive touring programs, enabling our guests to experience the diverse cultures of this amazing country. Our experienced and knowledgeable local guides will ensure you are taken care of as they teach you about the varied cultures Papua New Guinea has to offer.

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