“Lost Tribes”

From time to time patrols report the finding of “lost tribes” e.g., 80 Liawep in Southern Highlands Province and 200 Toulambi in Eastern Highlands Province in June and October 1993 and claim that these people have had no previous contact with outsiders. However, although there are still people who have had very limited contact with outsiders and have been missed by census teams, it is unlikely that any groups remain which have no knowlege of the outside world.

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