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Malekula Girl - Vanuatu

On the island of Malekula there exists a seaside village with the dubious title of the "Small Nambas" tribe (Nambas meaning grass or leaf covering of the penis). There is another less humble tribe in the mountains who have enthusiasticaly named themselves the "Big Nambas" tribe. Both live in peaceful harmony... This girl is bringing fruit to the village feast which will consist of yams, taros, fish and roasted pig. It was assuring to know the village stopped eating humans over a hundred years ago, now perform one of the many fascinating dances by the highly entertaining Small Nambas tribe, also known as the Gorteigenser tribe.


(By John Nicholls)

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Taken on October 2, 2009