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Forgotten Bird of Paradise (full version) - undercover West Papua documentary
Forgotten Bird of Paradise (full version) - undercover West Papua documentary
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New Guinea Cannibals meets white people first time NEW
New Guinea Cannibals meets white people first time NEW
::2013/10/22::
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Papuan people in Nexus International School Malaysia
Papuan people in Nexus International School Malaysia
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Black and White of Papuan People
Black and White of Papuan People
::2011/11/11::
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The Third Papuan People
The Third Papuan People's Congress
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West Papuan People Sing Indonesian National Anthem
West Papuan People Sing Indonesian National Anthem
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Ambassadors of the Jungle (full documentary)
Ambassadors of the Jungle (full documentary)
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Argus - West papuan People
Argus - West papuan People
::2013/01/24::
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TNI and police brutality during the dissolution of the Papuan People
TNI and police brutality during the dissolution of the Papuan People's Congress, Part 3
::2012/01/09::
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West Papua independence must happen for the people - Benny Wenda
West Papua independence must happen for the people - Benny Wenda
::2014/10/30::
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Dani Tribe - Papua- New Guinea
Dani Tribe - Papua- New Guinea
::2011/06/06::
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West Papuan people
West Papuan people's struggle for independence there is nothing preventing
::2011/10/11::
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West Papua National Autority (WPNA) Exec President Walking with the Papuan People
West Papua National Autority (WPNA) Exec President Walking with the Papuan People
::2011/10/24::
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One People, One Soul ... Free Papua!!
One People, One Soul ... Free Papua!!
::2012/06/08::
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Eyewitness View of Attack on the Papuan Peoples Congress
Eyewitness View of Attack on the Papuan Peoples Congress
::2011/10/28::
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Aftermath of the Third West Papuan People
Aftermath of the Third West Papuan People's Congress.mov
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We stand with Israel - Papuan people loves Israel
We stand with Israel - Papuan people loves Israel
::2014/08/26::
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Thousands of West Papuan People in Jayapura fully support of the launch IPWP insects in Netherland
Thousands of West Papuan People in Jayapura fully support of the launch IPWP insects in Netherland
::2012/04/02::
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Indonesian police and military brutal crackdown at West Papua Peoples Congress, October 2011
Indonesian police and military brutal crackdown at West Papua Peoples Congress, October 2011
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West Papua National Committee (WPNC) and West Papuan People
West Papua National Committee (WPNC) and West Papuan People
::2013/07/05::
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West Papuan People (KNPB) in Jakarta demand Referendum (14/11/2011)
West Papuan People (KNPB) in Jakarta demand Referendum (14/11/2011)
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Indonesia Soldier Stop Torturing West Papuan People xvid 001
Indonesia Soldier Stop Torturing West Papuan People xvid 001
::2010/11/07::
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West Papua: the forgotten people
West Papua: the forgotten people
::2008/03/20::
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West Papuan People (KNPB) in Jakarta demand Referendum (14/11/11)
West Papuan People (KNPB) in Jakarta demand Referendum (14/11/11)
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Free West Papua, Papuan leader is democratically elected by Papuan people
Free West Papua, Papuan leader is democratically elected by Papuan people
::2013/05/13::
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Safe Cities: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012
Safe Cities: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012
::2012/08/23::
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Free West Papua, 140 Papuan people who live for years in Papua New Guinea voluntarily repatriated to
Free West Papua, 140 Papuan people who live for years in Papua New Guinea voluntarily repatriated to
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Tribe meets white man for the first time (original)
Tribe meets white man for the first time (original)
::2011/06/23::
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Village People - Chimbu, Papua New Guinea
Village People - Chimbu, Papua New Guinea
::2012/08/21::
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West Papuan People refute Papuan Congress 3rd.wmv
West Papuan People refute Papuan Congress 3rd.wmv
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The OPM March in Papuan People Congress 2011.wmv
The OPM March in Papuan People Congress 2011.wmv
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Papua AIDS - PNG
Papua AIDS - PNG
::2008/04/15::
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Indonesian torture West Papuan
Indonesian torture West Papuan's in 'Irian Jaya'. BRUTAL dont watch if easily upset
::2010/10/20::
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Free West Papua, 300 Papua people dance to celebrate 50 years integration to the Republic Indonesia)
Free West Papua, 300 Papua people dance to celebrate 50 years integration to the Republic Indonesia)
::2013/05/15::
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West Papua - The secret war in Asia
West Papua - The secret war in Asia
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George Telek - West Papua
George Telek - West Papua
::2006/08/11::
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The Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea Dance and Sing
The Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea Dance and Sing
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Reminder To: Dutch Parlementarians for a Free West Papua (01 Dec 2011 )
Reminder To: Dutch Parlementarians for a Free West Papua (01 Dec 2011 )
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Inside the Violent Struggle for West Papuan Independence
Inside the Violent Struggle for West Papuan Independence
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Al Jazeera report on Indonesian military violence against West Papuan civilians at Peoples Congress
Al Jazeera report on Indonesian military violence against West Papuan civilians at Peoples Congress
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Free West Papua, Papuans people commemorate 50 years anniversary integration to Republic Indonesia)
Free West Papua, Papuans people commemorate 50 years anniversary integration to Republic Indonesia)
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Korowai Tribe - Papua New Guinea (BBC Human Nature; Jungles)
Korowai Tribe - Papua New Guinea (BBC Human Nature; Jungles)
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Raising West Papua
Raising West Papua
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ACHEH, WEST PAPUAN, SOUTH MOLUCCAS Demo Before The UN Building, Geneva, Switzerland 14 March 2014
ACHEH, WEST PAPUAN, SOUTH MOLUCCAS Demo Before The UN Building, Geneva, Switzerland 14 March 2014
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The Asmat Tribe of West Papua
The Asmat Tribe of West Papua
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West Papua Highlands: Sounds of Freedom
West Papua Highlands: Sounds of Freedom
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Video Harry Jenkinson, young people for a Free West Papua
Video Harry Jenkinson, young people for a Free West Papua
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Villages burning in West Papua highlands after Indonesian military sweeping operations
Villages burning in West Papua highlands after Indonesian military sweeping operations
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West Papuan tortured by the military of Indonesia. This is not a new thing
West Papuan tortured by the military of Indonesia. This is not a new thing
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Day of Mourning for West Papuan Peoples Join the Carnival of Dirt   A Funeral Procession 2012  Part 1 xvid
Day of Mourning for West Papuan Peoples Join the Carnival of Dirt A Funeral Procession 2012 Part 1 xvid
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Papuan people
Papua New Guinea Mt Hagen (5987282726).jpg
Group of Papuans in Mt. Hagen.
Regions with significant populations
New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and West Papua (region), Indonesia)
Languages
Trans–New Guinea languages, Papuan languages
Religion
Protestantism, Roman Catholicism; Animism
Related ethnic groups
Melanesians
A Papuan Sail Boat.

Papuan is an umbrella term for the various indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighbouring islands, speakers of the Papuan languages. They are often distinguished ethnically and linguistically from Austronesians, speakers of a language family introduced into New Guinea about three thousand years ago.

Genetics[edit]

Illustration of 1884.

In a 2005 study of ASPM gene variants, Mekel-Bobrov et al. found that the Papuan people have among the highest rate of the newly evolved ASPM haplogroup D, at 59.4% occurrence of the approximately 6,000-year-old allele.[1] While it is not yet known exactly what selective advantage is provided by this gene variant, the haplogroup D allele is thought to be positively selected in populations and to confer some substantial advantage that has caused its frequency to rapidly increase.

According to various studies, Papuan people, other Melanesians, and Aboriginal Australians are the only known modern humans whose prehistoric ancestors interbred with the Denisova hominin, with whom they share 3–5% of their genome.[2][3]

Papuan ethnic groups[edit]

Indonesia territory[edit]

Papua New Guinea territory[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ongoing Adaptive Evolution of ASPM, a Brain Size Determinant in Homo sapiens", Science, 9 September 2005: Vol. 309. no. 5741, pp. 1720–1722.
  2. ^ Carl Zimmer (22 December 2010). "Denisovans Were Neanderthals' Cousins, DNA Analysis Reveals". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "About 3% to 5% of the DNA of people from Melanesia (islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean), Australia and New Guinea as well as aboriginal people from the Philippines comes from the Denisovans." Oldest human DNA found in Spain --Elizabeth Landau's interview of Svante Paabo, accessdate=2013-12-10

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