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Country of study: Papua New
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Papua New Guinea
New Guinea is one of the largest islands in the world.
Papua New Guinea lies south of the equator and 160
km north of Australia.
Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the
tropical island of New Guinea as well as many smaller
islands in the Pacific. There are few roads due to
the ruggedness of the island.
The central part of New Guinea rises into a wide ridge
of mountains known as the Highlands. It is a territory
so densely forested and forbidding that the island’s
local peoples remained isolated for each other for
millennia. The island is one of the least explored
in the world.
Papua New Guinea’s climate is tropical,
as one would expect in a country located just south
of the Equator. However, it is one of the few regions
close to the equator that experiences snowfall, which
occurs in the most elevated parts of the mainland.
December to March is the wet season, although occasional
rain falls year round.
The people of Papua New Guinea are very diverse. Over
five and a half million people speak around seven
hundred languages. Children make up almost half of
the population which is mostly rural. The population
is estimated at 6.2 million. Papua New Guinea has
only 18 percent of its people living in urban centres.
Villagers cook two meals a day, boiling or roasting
their food. Leftovers, sugarcane and coconut milk
are consumed while people work in their gardens.