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Enga people

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Enga people
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Enga Province
Enga language
Melanesian mythology,Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Papuan peoples, Melanesians

The Enga are an indigenous people who live mainly in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea,the Enga province named after Enga homeland.


Enga speak Enga which is belong to Trans-New Guinea language family,Enga is one of few Papuan languages that have largest speaker with at least over 300,000 speaker.

Traditional culture[edit]

Enga are famous with their dance called Suli Muli dance which is both women and men face painted with black color, also wearing impressive traditional headdresses, along with dancing, singing song at big ground.


Today, majority of Enga are adhere to Christianity faith, often mixed with Traditional Papuan faith


  • Norma Lenschow,(1955). The Enga People, Papua New Guinea
  • Paul W Brennan (1970) Exploring Enga Culture: Studies in Missionary Anthropology
  • Thomas H. Slone (2001) One thousand one Papua New Guinean night Folktales from Wantok Newspaper Volume 1: Tales from 1972-1985 (Papua New Guinea Folklore) pg70-75
  • Polly Wiessner; Akii Tumu; Nitze Pupu (1998) Historical vines : Enga networks of exchange, ritual, and warfare in Papua New Guinea

External links[edit]

See Also[edit]

  • Enga Province

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