Nieuw Guinea, 4 juni 1989
Types of people in Papua and New Guinea. During past centuries the area now known as the Territory of Papua and Trust Territory of New Guinea has been the meeting place and melting pot for hundreds of different typical Papuan or New Guinea islander. Scattered throughout the territories are different tribes of different peoples, speaking hundreds of different tongues. Languages, cultures ans customs may and frequently do differ as between villages only a few miles apart. This area is a truly fascinating study for the anthropologist, who is quick to note the differing racial characteristics as between different villages and even inhabitants of the one village. Probalbly the mystery of the various origins of these peoples will never be completely unrevelled.