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If there are resident whites around, you could look what they do, but not all whites in PNG are terrific role models to be sure. And most people you'll meet (talking locals now) are wonderfully friendly, generous and hospitable.You can start practicing big smiles now, you'll need them.There are frequent roadblocks on some of the roads connecting urban centres on New Guinea island and sometimes in the Rabaul area in East New Britain, but other than that, the countryside tends to be fine.If you look like you are going to spend a long time in a place (for instance doing fieldwork, actually living in the community), you usually get associated with a particular group and they will look after you.[go to top] Because of the way kinship structures social interaction, as a rule you will be grafted onto a kinship tree very soon (especially if you are on your own, and maybe females faster than males) if you look like you are going to be around for quite a while (like doing fieldwork or so).Suddenly you have a sister, mother or brother, and from there more sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunties, children and the lot.Nor am I going to take any responsibility for factual content, so forget about suing me if you get malaria going by my information below!Lots of things vary from region to region, perhaps in particular security issues and climate.
These rules of course not compulsory for visiting whites, but many people appreciate it if you try to follow them (though some may find it silly).
Naturally, kinship is not the only thing that determines interactions between people.
It provides the guidelines; apart from that people like or don’t like each other and form their friendships on a personal basis.
So the type of system seems to be the same, but particular relations pattern differently. Your mother’s sisters are also mothers, your father’s brothers also fathers. (You need a whole group of people to take down a genealogy because of the name taboos.) In New Ireland, kinship is matrilineal, that is, you belong to the same clan as your mother, while your father is of a different clan. the opposite.) In most of New Ireland, further, the clans are grouped into two moieties, one associated with the eagle and one with the fish hawk; the moieties are called bik pisin (big bird) and liklik pisin (little bird) in Tok Pisin.
You therefore call your sister’s children your children etc. Each is traditionally exogamous, so that a person of the bik pisin must find a spouse from the liklik pisin.
As far as I can make out, the safest urban centres are Kavieng (New Ireland) and Madang.