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Toulambi is an isolated tribe located in  Papua New Guinea.

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Toulambi tribe meets the white man for the first time is a video with many views.


This Toulambi tribe video took place in the 1970’s, when there were many more un-contacted tribes.


However even today, 2,020 there are still a few tribes that have not met the rest of civilization yet.

Barbering in the 4th world

un-contacted tribe hair-cuts

Even in the tribal world, paying attention to your appearance is a survival tool.

  • Some of the Toulambi use bamboo knives to stay well barbered.
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The Toulambi tribe also wear shells around the neck and paradise feathers in their hair.


They must look their best to attract a mate and reproduce. 

hair-cut by the Toulambi-Tribe


while FUNAI’s medical officials worked with the tribe, another group of researchers has tentatively identified their culture: The tribe in question may be part of a larger group of Chitonahua people, says Adam Bauer-Goulden, president of the Rainforest Rescue Coalition in Chicago, Illinois.

A village of some 40 to 100 tribespeople, believed to be Chitonahua, was photographed from the air in a village along the Xinane River, not far south of the contact area, and the body ornamentation and haircuts of these villagers closely resemble those of the newly contacted group


Toulambi are hunters and gatherers.

The entire tribe moves in uncanny silence, for fear of alerting the game. 

toulambi-tribe-women and tribe men

They know the migration trails of animals and the best time of year to find fish, the growing cycles of the palms, bamboo, wild fruits and the roots they rely on. 

Always on the move, the rhythm of their lives, is that of the jungle. 

It gives them no time to create complex art, to develop science or conceive profound metaphysical philosophies.



The Toulambi do consume wild tobacco heavily.

rolling tobacco

rolling tobacco

glasses of alcohol

The first transatlantic tribes found by Europeans said the white man gave them alcohol but they got their revenge by giving him tobacco.

Australian wild tobacco

toulambi tribe smoke

The Toulambi are among the very last witnesses of our distant past.


When the last tribe is contacted, moved from the Stone Age, and into the modern world.


Being free and masters of their own destiny to being poor and at the lowest level of our western society. 


It is a part of ourselves that will vanish forever.

Frequently, the Toulambi use their hands, bald into fists, to bang themselves on the head.

Head-banging, toulambi style

What is the reason for the head banging?

Watching this video will show you the why the head banging occurs.
toulambi haircut in the jungle

The¬†Angu¬†or √Ąnga people,

also called Kukukuku¬†(pronounced “cookah-cookah”) or¬†Toulambi¬†by neighboring tribes.

The Angu / Anga are a small and previously violent group.

This tribe speaks a number of  related languages.

Toulambi are living mainly in the high, mountainous region of south-western Morobe, a province of Papua New Guinea.

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Hair-cut in the Jungle

hair-cut in the jungle

They were almost entirely decimated by malaria.

Modern medicine helped to stop the ravages of the disease.

They didn’t believe white men existed but if they did, they must be the ‘living dead.’

Taking a lot of care with their appearance, the Toulambi men wear a bird from the Cassowary bird through the nose,

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large necklaces of river shells and bird of paradise feathers in their hair.

river shells
bird of paradise
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Sentinelese are the world’s most isolated tribes.¬†


They are an uncontacted tribe living in North Sentinel Island, 

one of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. 

They vigorously reject all contact with outsiders. 

The Indian government abandoned altogether their plans to establish contact with Sentinelese.

Jun 18, 2018

For centuries the hill tribes of the Owen Range in Papua, New Guinea have lived in isolation to avoid war. 

In a landscape of dense tropical rain forests each tribe stays within a well established territory. 

This explains why some of them have survived into the new millennium without any contact with the outside world.

Others previously known have left their villages to move deeper in the forest to escape conflicts or the religious zeal of evangelical preachers only to be rediscovered and labeled as lost tribes. 

European explorers first encountered the Toulambi in 1993

Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands.

A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs.

Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail.

There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages.


Despite the high altitude and cold climate of their homeland, the √Ąnga only wore limited clothing, including grass skirts, with a piece similar to a¬†sporran, and cloaks made from beaten bark, called¬†mals.[2]

An account of some of the first contact between the Angu and westerners is described vividly by J. K. McCarthy in his book Patrol into Yesterday: My New Guinea Years.

Four of the √Ąnga languages are almost extinct, but the largest tribe, the Hamtai, are thriving, with a population of 45,000.[1]

Some Aseki district tribes have become a tourist attraction due to their mummies.

There are three famous mummy sites around Aseki in the Hamtai territory. 

The Hamtai people now have a small income from charging scientists, tourists and photographers a fee before entrance to the mummy sites.[3]

A film by Jean-Pierre Dutilleux purports to show first contact between the Toulambi and white people around 1999,[4][5][6][7] but has been accused of being staged by anthropologist Pierre Lemonnier, who claims a first-hand relationship with the tribe

.[8] Lemonnier, however, was sued for defamation and lost the case

.[8][9]¬†Dutilleux’s own website claims the tribe as first contacted in 1993.[10]


The Toulambi

Rediscovered and labeled as lost tribes. 

European explorers first encountered the Toulambi in 1993.

They were almost entirely decimated by malaria. 

Modern medicine helped to stop the ravages of the disease. 

They didn’t believe white men existed but if they did, they must be the ‘living dead.’


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



A Kukukuku man from a 1931 expedition into Papua New Guinea

The¬†Angu¬†or¬†√Ąnga¬†people, also called¬†Kukukuku

¬†(pronounced “cookah-cookah”) or Toulambi¬†by neighbouring tribes,

are a small and previously violent group

speaking a number of related languages[1] 

and living mainly in the high, mountainous region of south-western Morobe, a province of Papua New Guinea.

Even though they are a short people, often less than 5 foot, they were once feared for their violent raids on more peaceful villages living in lower valleys.[2]

toulambi guard
During World War II, the New Guinea campaign (1942‚Äď1945) was one of the major military campaigns and conflicts between Japan and the Allies.
Approximately 216,000 Japanese, Australian, and US servicemen died.
[34] After World War II and the victory of the Allies, the two territories were combined into the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. This was later referred to as “Papua New Guinea”