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1 Enga Bethany Fargher Instructor Robert Moon ANT101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology November 15, 2010 v e r y c u l t u r e . c o m / N o - S a / P a p u a - N e w - G u i n e a . h t m l # i x z z 1 5 J m b j g j O
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2 Enga Enga is the highest and is the second most rugged province in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea lists to have a population of 295,031. The capital of Enga is Wabag. Traditional Engan culture practiced segregation of sexes. The term Enga comes from a name given by people living in the Mount Hagen region. Papua New Guinea consists of New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainvillea and six hundred small islands. The land is over 178,000 square miles. It also has a tropical monsoon climate and is hot and humid most of the time. Over 75 percent of the nation is covered in rain forest. To me I do not understand Enga at all, from what I have read it is a culture in the middle of no where. Today the most popular religions in enga are Catholicism, Lutheran, and baptist churches. I for one am a catholic. I know that their church is different then ours but in all reality it is all the same in some way. They where also forbidden to practice their religion. The people of Enga posses a strong and sturdy frame, being neither remarkably short nor tall. Most men have breads, women most likely have facial hair also, they are not judged on how they appear just because everyone looks the same. Most of the Engans are family in some way or in other so they don't judge because they would be judging family and that is very respectful. Engan people are strong willed independent people and have a fine sense of humor. Engans have a mind of their own they are well respected people and want to be treated equal as others. Facial tattooing of women is common. For a higher education Engans must travel to Lea, Goroka or Port Moresby universities which isn’t that far away. If they don’t travel to theses schools then they will not have a higher
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3 education. Having an education means everything in the world today and even back then it may of not have been a big deal to have a high education but it was nice to have one. In the Tombema Enga the clansmen use multiple kinship identity strategies. They seek
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