cultures of papua new guinea

13 Jun
June 13, 2013

as many of you know, i have been working in papua new guinea for almost four years now. papua new guinea is one of the most environmentally and socially diverse places in the world… in a population of only 6 million people, there are 820 languages, and the diversity and colourfulness amongst the people is truly astounding. there are many stories to tell and many pictures to share, but for now, check out this album for a little taste of the cultures of papua new guinea

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  1. Alistaire Petersen says:

    Are those 820 languages related to 820 tribes or/and villages? If so, then that’s an average of only 7317 people speaking one language, and I guess most way less than that, where a smaller sample of these languages have more popularity than most. That must be a nightmare for translators….. Is this where the pigeon comes in? ie, in a sense, standardising these languages for practical purposes? Would be interesting to note if some of these tribes and there corresponding languages have West-African origin.


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