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The Tribes of Papua New Guinea

Date: January 28, 2014 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

If you are looking for a different kind of traveling experience, you will definitely want to consider Papua New Guinea. The lush jungles are home to many diverse tribes. Each have their own culture and customs. Among all of the discoveries Papua New Guinea offers, discovering your own forgotten tribal talents can be the most satisfying.

It is rare that countries still have a few native people still in existence. Papua New Guinea has over 700 Papuan and Melanesian tribes that live along the riversides and in the jungles. This wide variety of tribes makes it possible to hear over 700 different languages and expressions. These tribes can have anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand members.

Many of the tribes allow visitors to observe their traditional festivities and ceremonies, so make sure that you are ready to document what you see. This experience will be something you will never forget. The dress at these tribal ceremonies can vary from costumes made of wood and shells to elaborate face paints. Most of these tribes continue to live just as they have for hundreds of years. They use stone tools and hunt with bows. Tribes are very familiar with moving through the thick jungle and may even give visitors some pointers on how to navigate the land.

If you are looking for an adventure to a place where the locals still uses old traditions and coexist with the natural world, Papua New Guinea is the place for you.

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