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PAPUA NEW GUINEA CENTER OF PACIFIC CULTURES
Papua New Guinea was formerly under Australia. It gains independent in 1975. The country is located in Eastern portion of Island of New Guinea. And Island of New Guinea occupies the northern part of Australia, and various islands outlaying it. It is one of the territories in the southwestern hemisphere of Pacific Ocean, an area popularly known Melanesia since the early 19th century. Papua New Guinea is officially known as Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

It is one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth. The first inhabitants of the island were Papuan, Melanesian, and Negrito tribes, who altogether spoke more than 700 distinct languages. Currently, about 841 different languages are listed for the country, though, about 11 of them is said not to have any known living speakers. It regarded as one of the world's least culturally and geographically explored countries with myriads of undiscovered species of plants and animals.

Presence of Japanese is prominent on the region around 1942, after which it becomes a United Nations trusteeship, administered by Australia. After several external rules, it gains it independent from Australia in 1975.

The adjoining country to the west is, Papua and west Papua portion of Indonesia. The country to the south is Australia. The part of the Papua Guinea bordering the territory to the East and the North are: islands of Manus, New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville. The combination of all the territories in the region is called Papua and New Guinea (PNG). Most of the societies in the region practice agriculture, supplemented by hunting and gathering. It has a lot of tourism potential because of its history, geography and its bio diversities.

FURTHER READING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwYHkRPovDU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKOLI53AqYk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea
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