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HULI

It is believed that the first Papua New Guineans migrated to the island over 45000 years ago. Today over 3 million people, half of the heterogeneous population, live in the highlands. Some of these communities have engaged in low-scale indigenous conflict with their neighbours for millennia.

 

The indigenous groups fight over land, women and pigs. Great effort is made to impress the enemy as well. The largest indigenous group, the Huli wigmen, paint their faces yellow, red and white and are famous for their tradition of making ornamented wigs from their own hair. An axe with a claw completes the intimidating appearance.

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