Tribes

Papua has over 250 tribes, each with their own language and it is believed there are still tribes that are undiscovered. The Dani people are the most accessible group of tribes, other tribal villages require long treks lasting several days. Each tribe has different cultures, ceremonies and traditions as well as different attire. The tribes come together once a year in August for the Baliem Festival where they celebrate and create mock fights. Most tribal traditions have changed over the years due to missionary input, there used to be a lot of disputes amongst tribes, with cannibalism and beheading, however this no longer occurs. The village people are very welcoming and are happy to share with you their traditional way of living. 

Highlights

Tribes Papua

Asmat Tribe

Tribes Papua

Dani People

Tribes Papua

Kombai Tribe

Tribes Papua

Lani Tribe

Tribes Papua

Yani Tribe

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