When they are around 14 to 15 years old, they go to wig school and don’t return home at all until they graduate. Sometimes they stay with us for up to 10 years.” Since these wigmen don’t receive formal education in public schools, they are illiterate and only speak Huli (not even Pidgin, the national language of PNG).
In Huli tradition, men and women live and sleep in separate houses. Boys will usually stay with their mother until around 12 years of age, before joining the other men and sleeping in their houses. The women in the village are also responsible for making bags for other women in the village.
Food: The Huli people have a diet of yams, manioc, a plant with a large starchy root and sometimes meat from village raised pigs. Wild cassowary or other forest game, such as tree kangaroos and cuscus are also hunted and eaten by the huli people.
The Huli are an indigenous people who live in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. They speak primarily Huli and Tok Pisin; many also speak some of the surrounding languages, and some also speak English.
Cannibalism has recently been both practised and fiercely condemned in several wars, especially in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was still practised in Papua New Guinea as of 2012, for cultural reasons and in ritual and in war in various Melanesian tribes.
Huli tribe diet consists of yams, manioc, and village raised pigs. Pigs are only eaten on special occasions. Tree kangaroos and cuscus are also hunted by the village men. The women also grow very carefully planned gardens with a variety of foods.
The Huli Tribe They live in Papua New Guinea and it is thought there are around 65 000 in the tribe. Their traditional houses are made from grass and tend to be round. All of the men in the tribe live together, often at the centre of the village. The women and children share houses further out from the centre.
Despite being home to a mere 7 million people, the population of Papua New Guinea belongs to over 7000 different cultural groups. Each of these has their own language, as well as distinct forms of cultural expression including dance, music, body paint, costume, and weapons.
The Huli are a nomadic tribe from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest. It is also the ancestral home of 1 million Indians. They are divided into about 400 tribes, each with its own language, culture and territory. Many have had contact with outsiders for almost 500 years.
Religion in Papua New Guinea is predominantly Christian, with traditional animism and ancestor worship often occurring less openly as another layer underneath or more openly side by side Christianity.
Papua New Guinea
|Independent State of Papua New Guinea Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini ( Tok Pisin ) Independen Stet bilong Papua Niu Gini ( Hiri Motu )|
|• Prime Minister||James Marape|
|Independence from Australia|
|• Papua and New Guinea Act 1949||1 July 1949|