Tribes of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. 848 languages are listed for the country, of which 12 have no known living speakers. The population of over 7 million people lives in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centers. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior.

In this documentary we introduce the tribes of Papua New Guinea, their cannibal character, the seductive dances that they perform for courtship, how they smear their naked bodies with mud to defend themselves, how they cook in the jungle, their houses (tambarans) and their rituals torturing her naked body to resemble their crocodile gods. Explore this forest which connects the purest nature and the most savage of their tribes.

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