The beauty of the countries of Papua is due to how closed off they are from the rest of the world. The island itself is separated in half, with the west being part of Indonesia and the other, Papua New Guinea. It is home to over 14 million inhabitants, split into 312 different tribes. The island’s vastness makes it so that there are only 9 people per square meter.
The differences Papuan Culture has with the west are astounding. With some tribes wanting to stay cut off from the rest of the world, some of their cultures remain largely untouched — and uninfluenced. The only exception being religion — with the arrival of the Dutch during colonizing times, around 80% of the population is Christian. The remaining 20% is mostly made up of Muslims due to increases in migration.