Papua New Guinea: Paradise Untouched

jak2010 By jak2010, 30th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1cgrak8_/
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Many people in the world do not know that there is a country called Papua New Guinea. This article will introduce to readers some bits and pieces of Papua New Guinea.

Geograpgical Location of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea just lies south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. It is second largest island after Iceland. After being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia in 1975. It remains a realm of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Papua New Guinea

The People and their culture

Papua New Guinea or known as PNG is one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under seven million. Each language group has distinct culture and tradtions that makes PNG one of the unique countries in the world.
It is also one of the most rural, as only 18% of its people live in urban centres. 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 of Papua New Guinea. It is known as paradise untouched to many sceintists, explorers and tourists alike.

The majority of the population live in traditional societies and practise subsistence-based agriculture. These societies and clans have some explicit acknowledgement within the nation's constitutional framework. The PNG Constitution (Preamble 5(4)) expresses the wish for "traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society", and for active steps to be taken in their preservation.
It is only in Papua New Guinea, some of the most oldest and primitive cultures are still kept and passed to new generations through participation in cultural activities like ceremonies.

Conclusion

It is a unique country with so many wonders of nature- flora and fauna to be seen. For more information on places, ceremonies, hotels and travel find in this link. http://www.pngtourism.org.pg/viewservices/News.aspx?Pop=1&rqEventID=58

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Art, Corals, Cultures, Forests, Languages, Papua New Guinea, Paradise

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A teacher from Papua New Guinea, English is my sixth language and love to write articles using my sixth language.

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