Lets ignore that pedo gay tribals and talk about the state itself, like its history, colonialism and what it is today
Well, it's probably the single most heterogeneous state on the planet.
Like 600 different languages are commonly spoken.
This probably contributes to the long histories of corruption and civil unrest, albeit so does being run by the Dutch.
I mostly mean that one particular tribe
Mentioning it and discussion of other tribes is fine, but unless you are new we already know about the semen demon tribe
Are there any good parts of this country? It's a bit hard to believe a place this large has absolutely nothing but tribes.
Even most shit-tier African countries have at least a few cities.
Of course it has cities, pic related is the capital Port Moresby
But PNG also has a problem with urban poverty, which has spawned gangs that use homemade guns and do lots of drugs
>I was stunned to learn that Australia has not officially recognised these wonderful PNG nationals who saved the lives of Australian servicemen.
Probably because they're genetically close to Aborigines.
>Why didn't the typical Islander Southeast Asians (i.e. Philippinos, Malaysians, Indonesians) settle there anyway?
Papua was far outside the main trade routes.
Seamen SEAsians were boat peoples who relied a lot on trade.
>They found, for example, that aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea highlanders and the Mamanwa people from the Philippines were genetically closest to each other and diverged about 36,000 years ago. This fit well with earlier genetic studies.
So they're close, but not too close.
The interior of the country is so remote that it took until the 1930s for a Westerner to get to the Highlands and make first contact with an area home to a million people.
Interestingly, they weren't totally isolated from the outside world, there was enough trade for them to be discovered farming sweet potatoes.