A group of Motu dancers from the Central Province of Papua New Guinea performing at the Melanesian Arts Festival in 2004, New Caledonia.
[ search 'Melanesian Arts Festival 2004' on YouTube for the full video ]
Fun fact : The Papuan region ends in the Southern Highlands Province! So us Southern Highlanders are both New Guinean and Papuan, it makes sense too. Although the Hiri trade expanded into other parts
of New Guinea, the people would be considered different if it were not for Southern Highlands to exist, it's also the reason why we are referred to as 'Last Papua'.
(We call all people from the New Guinea island 'Papuans' as a blanket ethnicity only when talking about it to foreigners because it's much easier to use. In actuality, the Papuan region is individual in itself and the New Guinea region is also separate, but Southern Highlands Province is like a bridge between Papua and New Guinea, which in turn conjoins Papua New Guinea culturally and ethnically)