Photos from Papua New Guinea

Buk bilong painin mining bilong yupela!
Tok Pisin / English Dictionary
Photos: Browse these photos of Papua New Guinea by clicking on the links to the left.

East New Britain:

Basket Weaving

Bita Paka War Cemetery

Cocoa Bean Drying

Cocoa Bean Dryer

Coconut Plantation



Sugar Cane

Friend Climbing Palm


Coconut Palm

Eastern Highlands:

Kunai Roof

Kunai Hauslain

Pandanus Tree





New Ireland:


Namatanai Airport


Tok Pisin Poster


    Cocoa Bean Drying
    East New Britain

    Here is an example of a cocoa bean dryer in ENB. The cocoa beans are taken from the tree, dried, bagged, and then taken to Rabaul or Kokopo to sell. The wood and coconut husks you see to the left of the dryer are used for burning to heat the beans.


    Before placing the beans on the main drying platform, they are placed in these bins. A batch will sit in the left bin for a few days, and then they will be moved to the right bin until they are ready to be heat-dried.


    Here is the the main drying platform, which is located above a slow-burning fire to finish drying the beans.

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Tok Pisin, or Pidgin, is one of the three national languages of Papua New Guinea. It is the most widely used language in the country, along with English and Motu.

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PNG is called "The Land of the Unexpected" with good reason. Most people you meet will speak three languages, and many people will speak 4, 5, 6, or 7!

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