Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission


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Snapshot of Papua New Guinea – The official languages of Papua New Guinea are English, Tok Pisin (also known as New Guinea Pidgin), and Hiri Motu. Tok Pisin is the most widely used of these languages. However, over 800 other languages are present in the country. Christianity is dominant in Papua New Guinea, with the Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea, and the United Church being among the larger denominations. Many people combine Christian beliefs with indigenous religious practices. Papua New Guinea’s culture is diverse, with many different tribes and groups living within the country’s borders. Much of the population still lives in small villages and rely on farming, fishing, and hunting for their subsistence. Traditional music and dance is seen in events such as the sing-sing, a celebration featuring feasts, music, and gifts. Wooden sculptures are also popular in some areas. Rugby is the most popular sport in Papua New Guinea, with local teams having very enthusiastic followings. Soccer and Australian-rules football are also somewhat popular. Yams, sago, sweet potato, and taro are the main staples of Papuan cuisine. Fish and seafood are common parts of meals in river and coastal areas. Pork and chicken are also eaten, though usually only at special occasions. Banana, pineapple, coconut, and other fruits are popular.

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Papua New Guinea
President Suliasi Vea Kaufusi

Section 6, Lot 39
Mavaru Street
Boroko, Port Moresby
National Capital
Papua New Guinea

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