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The Korowai people

The Korowai people live in western Papua-New Guinea. Estimated 2,500 Korowai are living in small family groups in an area of about 600 km². The Korowai are hunters and gatherers. They feed mainly on sago, which is obtained from the sago palm. Their main protein recource are the larvae of a big weevil. Another livelihood are animals such as wild boar, birds and small marsupials. The Korowai are living in family groups in their tree houses. Those tree houses are located in heights from 6 to 25 meters. Korowai families of up to 8 people live together in one house. They don’t need much clothing. The women wear skirts made from twisted sago fibres; the men leaves wrapped around their penis as pudic cover.