Korowai tribe with the population of 3,000 people live in the easternmost part of the province of Papua. Until 1970, they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves. According to Suntono, the head of the regional statistical office in Papua, Korowai tribe has their own language including unique shouts, howls, smoke signals, trail markings and the ability to read footprints. The majority of the Korowai clans live in tree houses on their isolated territory. Huts built on tree tops vary in height depending on the kind of relationship they have with their fellow Korowai members. Like prehistoric people, Korowaian wear nothing except leaves. Their main foods consist of wild boar, deer, sago flour, bananas, beetle grubs and big lizards. Let’s glimpse at interesting facts about Korowai tribe in Indonesia through following images.
The Korowaian are people of southeastern Papua
People in Korowai wear nothing but leaves
The majority of the Korowai clans live in tree houses on their isolated territory
Huts built on tree tops vary in height depending on the kind of relationship they have with their fellow Korowai members
Korowai clans mainly eat fresh animals and plant products
Korowai people make their own tools including stone axes, bows, arrows and spears
Korowai men are good at hunting and fishing
Arrows with a wide blunt tip are useful for catching lizards
Arrows reportedly own different names for various types of prey
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