Papuan Tree-People In Census

Posted by admin on Jun 25, 2010

A tribe of hunters who live in treehouses in Indonesia’s remote Papua province has been counted for the first time in a national census, an official said on Thursday.

Around 2,868 ‘isolated and primitive’ people from the Korowai tribe were interviewed by census workers in May, provincial census official Suntono told AFP.

‘It’s as if they’re still living in the Stone Age. They don’t wear any clothes and they live in trees in the jungles. They eat leaves and hunt wild animals for food,’ Mr Suntono said.

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