Huli people

Huli people

About Huli people

The Huli are an indigenous people who live in the Southern Highlands districts of Tari, Koroba, Margaraima and Komo, of Papua New Guinea. The latest estimates put their population at around 150,000; they have lived in their current area for about 1000 years. They speak primarily Huli and Tok Pisin; many also speak some of the surroundingi languages, and some also speak English. The Huli have lived in their region for 1,000 years and recount lengthy oral histories relating to individuals and their clans. They were extensive travellers (predominantly for trade) in both the highlands and lowlands surrounding their homeland, particularly to the south. The Huli were not known to Europeans until 1936. The colonial government had no contact with them until 1951.

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