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New Guinea's national languages).
Papua New Guinean Cultural Atlas
It has over 600 isles and about 830 different language versions in the whole state. Papua New Guinea" seems to be described more as a language group than as ethnic. Over the past few years, considerable effort has been made to unite the Papuan New Guinea under one national identities. During the post-colonial era (after 1975) the formalization of a national language was decisive for the formulation of a uniform Papuan New Guinea language ID.
The state-funded effort to build a uniform language based identities was a success. In general, however, only some of the cultured elites have begun to associate themselves with the country and national proud. Parentage, kinship group and place of origin are still essential to how an individuum perceives his or her own personality.
Papuan new Guineans refer their identities primarily to their "Wantok" ("a conversation"). Vantok is the group of clans or languages to which a particular individual is usually related. Today, the word is used more and more frequently to describe people's societal network. As an example, today's Vantok network can be built on language, geographical location, relationship or interrelations.
In fact, the Vantok provides a safe net for the individual and a feeling of affiliation. Papua New Guinea has various forms of collectiveism within its civilization. The ownership of property is group-based, with humans exercising their right to property as a product of being born into or related to a group.
It is expected that members of the same wangok will be willing and available to help each other. Distinguishing between the city and the country influences the daily experience of many Papua New Guineans. The differentiation of riches by place is illusory, however, since the people in the communities are not necessarily poverty. In addition, the formation and handling of occidental cultures has taken many of the younger generations from the communities to the cities looking for work.
It' also important to remember that these are not necessarily all-encompassing. New Guinea's "great man" is known throughout Papua New Guinea as well. This is the term used to describe the management, authority and impact usually acquired by proving their capacity to purchase and sell ownership and other assets with their relatives or family.
Whilst most micro-societies in Papua New Guinea tackle decision-making on a mutually agreeable footing, it is the great man who influences it. Often men in important powerful posts, such as deputies, are often great men in their own vantok or a closest relation of a great man.
They can be concealed in larger towns but are still important for human interaction. Above described conceptions like Vantok and Big Man are often more powerful than Papua New Guinea's official bodies and regulations. New Guinea is very varied in geographical, language, ethnic, traditional and rural area.