The indigenous Goroka population of Papua New Guinea lives on the world’s second largest island and is one of the most heterogeneous cultural groups in the world. The harsh terrain and historic inter-tribal warfare has lead to village isolation and the proliferation of distinct languages. A number of different groups are scattered across the highland plateau.
In the highland villages, there is plenty of good food for the residents, who live in close-knit families and have a great respect for the wonders of nature. They survive by hunting, gathering plants and growing crops. Indigenous warfare is common and men go through great effort to impress the enemy with make-up and ornaments.