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1. Culture Of Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
The culture of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is manysided and complex. It is estimated that more than 1000 different cultural groups exist in PNG, and most groups have their own language.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search This article is about the indigenous peoples of Papua New Guinea. For other indigenous peoples see Indigenous peoples (disambiguation) Children dressed up for sing-sing in Yengisa, Papua New Guinea The culture of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is many-sided and complex. It is estimated that more than 1000 different cultural groups exist in PNG, and most groups have their own language. Because of this diversity, in which they take pride, many different styles of cultural expression have emerged; each group has created its own expressive forms in art dance weaponry costumes , singing, music, architecture and much more. To unify the nation, the language Tok Pisin , once called Neo-Melanesian (or Pidgin English ) has evolved as the lingua franca — the medium through which diverse language groups are able to communicate with one another in Parliament, in the news media, and elsewhere. People typically live in villages or dispersed hamlets which rely on the subsistence farming of sweet potatoes and taro. The principal livestock in traditional PNG is the oceanic pig (Sus papuensis). To balance the diet, people of PNG hunt, collect wild plants, or fish — depending on the local environment and mode of subsistence. Those who become skilled at

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Identification. Papua is probably derived from the Malay word papuwah Nueva Guinea .In 1884, the western half of New Guinea was officially recognized as Dutch New Guinea, the northeastern section became German New Guinea, and the southeastern quarter became British New Guinea. In 1905, Australia took over the territory, renaming it the Territory of Papua. After World War II, the British and German territories were combined and jointly administered by Australia as the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. In 1975, the country became Papua New Guinea or, officially, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. Location and Geography.

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List of Papua New Guinea (PNG) newspapers online and news sites in English.
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7. Papua New Guinea Culture
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CULTURE In a country of four million people with 800 different languages, Papua New Guinea cannot be compared with any other country for its rich cultural diversity. There is no such thing as a typical Papua New Guinean. More than 200 cultures, each with different traditions, have been identified. Ancient rituals are still performed for important social events. These elaborate ceremonies are normally presided over by the elders of the clan, with warriors painted and decorated in bright colours, feathers and shells. Today each of the twenty provinces has its own cultural festivals and regional shows where groups are invited to perform and visitors have the opportunity to glimpse the many visual and performing arts of Papua New Guinea. The most popular shows include the Hiri Moale, held in Port Moresby every September, the Mount Hagen show, held annually in August and the Goroka Show, every September, which attracts tourist from all over the world. Papua New Guinea's art forms are as diverse as they are distinctive. In a country where language varies from village to village, it can be expected that artistic expression will differ in style just as dramatically. Pottery, weapons, carvings, basketwork, musical instruments are produced by different people in different places, according to their traditional skills and beliefs. The Waigani area of the National Capital District is home to the impressive Parliament House building and the National Museum and Art Gallery, which exhibits one of the finest collections of primitive art in the world. Sepik River carvings, Malagan masks and Trobriand Island fishing vessels are just some of the unique examples of Papua New Guinean culture on display.

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KAI RYSSDAL: The country of Papua New Guinea shares half the island of New Guinea, near Indonesia in the South Pacific ocean. It exports gold, oil and timber to drive its economy. There are plentiful fisheries, too. But still the World Bank estimates 70 percent of the population lives in poverty. Almost half on less than a dollar a day.
Men have mostly been the wage-earners. But Skye Rohde reports economic opportunities for women are changing those traditional gender roles.
Unspoken rules like these have been around far longer than the national government, or even the Christian missionaries. The people of New Guinea have been subsistence farmers for generations. Almost everything they eat, they grow themselves in immense gardens.

9. Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search This article is about the country. For the Future Sound of London single, see Papua New Guinea (song) Independent State of Papua New Guinea Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini Flag Emblem Motto Unity in diversity ... Demonym Papua New Guinean Government Federal Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy Monarch Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare Independence From Australia Self-governing Independence Area Total
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PPP Total $13.734 billion Per capita GDP (nominal) Total $7.907 billion Per capita Gini high HDI medium Currency Papua New Guinean kina PGK Time zone ... DST not observed (as of 2005) UTC Drives on the left PG Internet TLD .pg Calling code Papua New Guinea (pronounced /ˈpæpuːə njuː ˈɡɪni/ listen PAP oo ... -ee , also /ˈpɑːpuːə/ PAH -p oo or /ˈpæpjuːə/ PAP -ew-ə Tok Pisin Papua Niugini ) (PNG), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea , is a country in Oceania , occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua ). It is located in the southwestern

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11. Papua New Guinea: Culture - TripAdvisor
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New Guinea Tribal Youth Village Children Tribal Mask Traditional Ceremony Welcome to the exotic culture of Papua New Guinea There are four regional, cultural and political groups: Papuans (from the south), Highlanders, New Guineans (from the north) and Islanders. Some authorities divide the people into Papuans (predominantly descended from the original arrivals) and Melanesians (more closely related to the peoples of the southwest Pacific), though some people (particularly those in outlying islands) are closer to being pure Polynesian or Micronesian. The dividing lines between these definitions is very hazy.
There are over 750 languages in PNG (representing about one third of the world's indigenous languages). This dizzying array has brought about the need for a lingua franca, and Pidgin (or Neo-Melanesian) has gained in importance and prestige in recent years and is great fun to learn. Borrowing words from many languages, it is primarily derived from English and German, but only covers about 1300 words. Many educated people would, however, prefer that you speak in English because Pidgin is seen as the vulgate of the bullying expatriate. Another popular language is Motu (or 'Police Motu'), the local second language of the Port Moresby coastal area.

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18. Papua New Guinea | Global Mission Partners
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Posted on Fri, 12/06/2009 The goal from the beginning was for a self-governing and self-led indigenous church. Land was given to build a Bible College at Gandep. Today more than 100 national pastors share the task of evangelism and church building.
Population: 6.7 million (82% rural, UN 2009)
Language: English (official), Pidgin, native languages
Literacy: (15+) 57.8% (HDR 2007)
Average life expectancy: 59 years (men), 63 years (women) (UN)
Major religions: Christianity, Indigenous beliefs
GNI per capita: US $1,010 Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for 85% of the population. Mineral deposits, including gold, copper and nickel are extensive, but the difficult terrain and poor infrastructure make exploitation slow. A very small proportion of the land can sustain cash crops including coffee and cocoa. Abundant rainforests provide the raw material for a logging industry, which is dominated by Malaysian-owned companies. Main exports include gold, petroleum, copper, coffee, palm oil, logs. The government has remained remarkably independent and its authority respected.

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Several ethnic groups thrive within the region of Papua New Guinea, with majority of the residents comprised of Papuans, who settled here about thousands of years ago and Austronesians, who resided here about four thousand years ago. Other inhabitant prominent within the region is Chinese, Europeans, Australians, Filipinos, Sri Lankans and Indians. Apart from the presence of 850 indigenous Papuan and Austronesian dialects, English is the official vernacular spoken within the region. The northern regions of this province mainly resort to the Tok Pisin, a Creole language. While in the southern region, people use the Hiri Motu vernacular.
Art: The local natives resort to crafting of handicrafts like Gogodala basket, fighting shield washkuk, female and male ancestral formations, fine carved crocodile figure, Mindja board belonging to the Kwoma natives, Sepik cult hook and old historical masks.
Culture: With the emergence of several group within the region of Papua New Guinea where art, dance, weaponry, costumes, singing, music and architecture play an important role in defining their culture. The natives are known for their farming, hunting, and fishing skills. The natives residing along the Sepik River are known for wood carving while others indulge in making the native skull portrait. The local people paint their body; adorn themselves with feathers, pearls and animal skins, which become a key factor during the day of celebration and festivity. The local natives wear traditional attire, which is commonly called as koteka.

20. Papua New Guinea Culture History And Archaeology
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