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ꞌAreꞌare is the name of a people from the south of the island of Malaita, which is part of the Solomon Islands. Their language is the ꞌAreꞌare language, which is part of the Austronesian language family. In 1999 there were an estimated 17,800 speakers. Prior to colonisation and subsequent independence, the ꞌAreꞌare occupied a much larger geographical area encompassing parts of Guadalcanal and Makira, as well as Malaita.
The Pintupi speakers are an Australian Aboriginal group who are part of the Western Desert cultural group and whose traditional land is in the area west of Lake Macdonald and Lake Mackay in Western Australia. These people moved (or were moved) into the Aboriginal communities of Papunya and Haasts Bluff in the west of the Northern Territory in the 1940s–1980s. The last Pintupi to leave their traditional lifestyle in the desert, in 1984, are a group known as the Pintupi Nine, also sometimes called the “lost tribe”.
Pip Deveson, Ian Dunlop, Fred Myers
The Satawalese live on a solitary coral atoll of one island with about 500 people on just over 1 km2 located in the Caroline Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It forms a legislative district in Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia.The native language is Satawalese, a Trukic language closely related to Woleaian, and the entire population of the island numbers approximately 500.
Boyd Estus, Sam Low
Lea fakatonga is an Austronesian language of the Polynesian branch spoken in Tonga. In many Polynesian languages, including Tongan, the word tonga comes from fakatonga, which means “southwards”, and the archipelago is so named because it is the southernmost group among the island groups of central Polynesia. Tonga is a constitutional monarchy. It is the only remaining Indigenous monarchy in the Pacific islands.
The Healer and the Psychiatrist
Kau Faito’o: Traditional Healers of Tonga
Kuo Hina e Hiapo: The Mulberry is White and Ready for Harvest
Joseph Ostraff, Melinda Ostraff
The Turaga nation (from tu “stand” and raga, a tribal name) is an Indigenous movement based in northern Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. The Turaga movement promotes the revival of traditional Melanesian customs, modernised in certain respects. In place of the Western economic system, which is seen as a cause of poverty and foreign dependency, the movement promotes the kastom (custom) economy, based on traditional systems of economic exchange and native forms of currency such as pigs and woven mats.
Land Divers of Melanesia
Robert Gardner, Kal Muller
The Tuvaluans are Polynesian, and their language, Tuvaluan, is closely related to Samoan. The origins of the people of Tuvalu are addressed in the theories regarding the migration into the Pacific that began about 3000 years ago. During pre-European-contact times, there was frequent canoe voyaging between the nearer islands including Samoa and Tonga and thus the island was settled and inhabited.
Disappearing of Tuvalu: Trouble In Paradise
Gilliane Le Gallic, Christopher Horner
Wangkatjungka is a large community situated 100km south-east of Fitzroy Crossing. The community is located on an excision of Christmas Creek Station and is a settlement of predominately Wangkatjungka speaking people. Hunting, gathering bush products, hosting people from other communities, travelling on culture and lore business and participating in ceremonies are cultural activities of significance to the people of the community.
Kurtal – Snake Spirit
Nicole Ma, Michelle Mahrer
The Yolngu (Wulamba) are an aggregation of Aboriginal Australian people inhabiting north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yolngu means “person” in the Yolŋu languages. All Yolngu clans are affiliated with either the Dhuwa (also spelt Dua) or the Yirritja moiety. Prominent Dhuwa clans include the Rirratjiŋu and Gälpu clans of the Dangu people, while the Gumatj clan is the most prominent in the Yirritja moiety.