One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights



Unknown Locations

The following is a list of locations from the ancestor stories (Stori Tumbuna) in Wantok newspaper that I have been unable to assign definitively to linguistic groups using the techniques that I have described elsewhere. In those cases where the linguistic group is indicated, I have some uncertainty about it, and am looking for confirmation.

If you know where any of these locations are, please contact me (THSlone@yahoo.com). If you think you might know where a location is, but need more information, I could send you a copy of the story in question, if that would be helpful. Thank you for any assistance.


Abbreviations: CM = Congregation of Mission; EHP = Eastern Highlands Province; ESP = East Sepik Province; SHP = Southern Highlands Province; SP = Simbu Province; WHP = Western Highlands Province; WSP = West Sepik Province (Sandaun)


#LocationAuthorOther locationsCharacters' namesPhrases
76CM Yandugen [Mehek People], near Nuku Village, WSPMagdalena N. Tango
124Wamo Village, near Nipa, Mendi People, SHPSimon KometMount YalamPelum, Ralnu, Yekilman
158Naburume VillageMr. Urim S.
185Nikavuvuya [Nukavuvuya] Village, ESPMartin Mugumat
202Dukutam Village [Madang Province?]Bruno Malai [Usino]pina (snake) in Wantok #152
209Pindup Village [ESP]Martin Mugumat
214, 239, 317Dunuabanma Village [Madang Province?, Kalam People?]Ludwig S. Dolmbi OngugloMount BiGemo, Marua, Gile, Kuruba, Aulanagle
241Gila Gila [Baining People?, WNBP?]Peter K. KiwariKorikuku, TomaiangTaribusne (to follow or pursue)
250Ipaiva Village [SHP]Francis Momori [Erave]
253Napoga Village [Madang Province]Juwankele Lou A.
260Enga People [Enga Province]Jackett Yaponai
261Kwipage Nokiake Village [Madang Province]Peter Yaga [Maiwara School]Digindagan, Direduruagele, Direduruagle, Perkagel
268Amunu VillageFrancis VerekWaiberav Garden, Mount Marien[berg?]Dui (fish), Kabayui, Kabadidi, Mairua, Memel (fish), Pupu
276Kawanigle Village [SP]Dominik Andana
284Tikil Village in the area around Mount Hagen [WHP, Hagen People]Tomi Bopi
294Ao-aveloi Village in the area of the Gimi [People], near Okapa [EHP]Aisip N. EgadiOlaotu RiverTabo
321Ileike Village [Madang Province]Mr. Koul [Usino]Naiwa (snake)
335Itnera Village in the Erap area [Morobe Province]Fury TuguramWangkatubure Forest, Yaronge Pond
352CM PorandakaMark Kiugili
356[Bukawac or Tami People, Morobe Province]Wesley E. Jimmy
393Mambina VillageJosuwa B. SaiiBilo
397Mahapitum Village [ESP]Augustine Awa Leket
408-9Muloga Village [EHP, Agarabi People]Joel TagabaraKugutkaviyako (kind of tree)
436Yamade Village in the area of the Rai Coast [Madang Province]Nelson KarayoTari, Turi
448Dengia VillagePhilimon Gedisa
456bKagarik Village in the Umandam areaBruno Malai
459Bolen Village [SP]Bravo BoluiKumbai ForestBoga, Dame, Mani, Tiba, Timba
461Yahigoma Village [Maprik District, ESP] - not Abelam PeopleAnton AnekaAnowahim, AnowhimIhuka a-a wak wak, Ihuku a-a- wak wak, Ihuku a-a- wak wak.
464Ibwananio/Ibonaniu Village on West Fergusson Island, in Milne Bay [Kukuya People?]. These villages are secondary locations. The primary location of the story is among the Wedau People.Mesak TeguyaDodonaia Stream, Mount GanuvinoaIapapyaya, Ipapaya, Wanabokabombom, Wanabokobombommakita (kind of tree: karuka or mangrove?)
468Nese Barapu Tribe in the Garaina District of Morobe Province [Guhu-Samane People]Nime Adzawe, Khatawi EkaroNese Barapu Tribe, Mount DumeuBiloli (bird), Dazoni Turango, Dzoni Turango, Masu, Satiadoni mukowa (kind of sugar cane)
471Hasrumraka VillageIserel TufiKempa, Oru
518Moniyau VillageanonymousBaiayrin (bird), Dangand (bird)
524Elamel VillageElekolae & Henry Hotto
528Kakemuto Village [Yagaria, EHP]Louis Amili
534Lambega VillageHenry Hotto Anamu Hribela
544Redi Village [SP]Rex Namah
551Southern Highlands and Enga Provinces (Huli, Mendi or Katinja People)John PokiaSail Kusi ClanLapa Kella (bird)Sail Kusi. (Bai yu no gat strong long pait, wokim gaden, paitim man o mekim olgeta samting. Ol pikinini i kamap bihainim yu bai lus tru.): not Enga
558Southern Highlands and Enga Provinces [Huli, Mendi or Katinja People]John PokiaTimotop [Temo] Clan, Yamap [Yamaip] ClanItali Tamban
568[See the ancestor story in Wantok #573. This story also has two brothers named Yarimu and Dikiti. It comes from Wasara Village, Madang ProvinceanonymousDikiti, Yarimu
573Wasara Village [Madang Province]Mathew MaikuaDikiti, Yarimu
587Kindan/Kindam Village. This village is in the Lagaip area in Southern Highlands Province. [Lagaip is inside Enga Province.]Ms. Miriame & [Robert?] KakiYu mede poo le wiele-le. Pitamo kado kedapoko epe. Eamanya papo lo-we!
591Yapai Village on top of the mountains in the Enga area [Enga Province, Enga People]Robert KakiMount Kuaka, Mount Kauka, Walini People
602Yaro Village [Mikaru or Pawaia People, SP]Kisawai WaboroAmaita/Amaitai
604Giviseveka VillageGoramo AritiManiho, Siofe, Salahamo
626Kleai Village [Madang Province]Robinson Soksok
639Ptumni/Katumani Village [Manga Buang People, Morobe Province]Steven Moon
645Pepedaug/Pependaug Village, Pindiu area [Kube People, Morobe Province]Belgut NingkiHonewec, Rosiwec
656Yakadaesia Village [Enga People, Enga Province]Ipa YatapakiMount KamandaSembo Teakali, Sembo Paupiapimates (kind of tree)
658Labogai Village, Kakemuto Village (also see 528), near Lufa [Yagaria People, EHP]Simon KefoMount KilikafoMotode, Havamato
665, 724Mekok Village, Sagaluti Village, Saga Moos [Morobe Province]Yana BeySaga, Moos
671Bobe Village [Mikaru or Pawaia People, SP]Mark Niama
673Gogona Village, near Angoram [Angoram or Buna People, ESP]Pius DambuiTambumeri, klung, klung. (Tree, grow, grow.)
683, 698Polu Village, Abua Village, Yepura Village [Yapunda People, WSP]; Palai/Palei Village, Suninga Village, Nuku District [Kayik People, WSP]; Yakalu Village, Kapu VillageAugust S. NickMount PoluSelmien, Kaun, Weibarusimbrien (kind of dance), opoi (kind of yam)
729Sala Village [Finschhafen Peninsula, Morobe Province]Dix HendengNeum
781Irakea Village, Okapa sub-District [EHP]Mote Wi
788Murifa-aya Village, Fayantina Balintina Balint area [EHP]Fero Wayasanupa (kind of tree)
song 1: Murifana karuruhe karuruhe marufana karuruhe
Karuruhe aehe-e murifana aehe-ea
Waeya-o-o waeya-o-o aehe-ea

song 2: Hagave o kehave fakainade-e
Kinadeve-eo kekaveo
795Sola Village, Noru area [NSP]Eri Okane YoyopeBeleko, Waluame
804Siriwai Village, Rai Coast, near Saidor [Madang Province]Koss KipsieAmudang
812Maimapi Village, Kanemolo Village [EHP]David RumaMount Kilua [Giluwe]Magupia/Magupe, Kiwame
813Yuraseng Village, Dudun Atoung Village, Lagohbongong, Vissoh Malun, Vissoh Haven [Madang Province]Dairus Bonny, D. AtoungJigen, Wabang Atopang1. Hei Gande! Sa gukung-be mogoti ga-mun.
2. Biyenk hama nee nee - e - e - Biyenk hama nee nee - e - e - Biyenk tna nee nee nee - e - e - e - Biyenk hama gyangong tna nee nee nee - e - e.
3. gadung wagalt (kind of tree)
814Megan Kobu Village [Siane or Chuave People, SP]Kiage DuonMount Elimbari [Erimbari], Kundiawa TownWaipetro, Maume Madarina/Madarima
818Kuimbu Village, Kokopo area [Tolai People, ENBP]Martin RogiSawigu, Sagiltakua
819Nupkuluf Bau Village [WSP]Felix EddyNumolou, Muyen
827Kalandigl, Kembogl [Gembogl] District [Kuman People, SP]Johnson EnnyAina Kama, Ounokorokumugl
830Tuvituvin Village [NSP]Joshua Reresere M.
834Mount Mussy [Agarabi People, EHP]Ali Tom(near Kainantu)Nehemaiiah, Maren
837Kambaram Village [Enga People, Enga Province]Kelly Yukuti Sau
843Muim Language secondary in story; is Muim same as Wantoat? [Ngariawan People: primary in story, confirmed]Kemsie Kepu
863Kuligalire Village, Ialibu area [Kewa, Wiru or Hagen People, SHP]Vincent PurigiYasa, Yawa, Kalunda, Mano
865Sengi, Arubong, Timbara Villages [near Goroka, EHP]Kenny Agab
884Nunzen Village [Madang Province]T. M. T. NunzenMount WimalauRoing Roing
893Puluparu Village, Kagua area [Kewa People, SHP]Kaua KondeaneaKoteke Paru
898[WSP]Ignasius KalalMount Polosal, Puian River, Oweiar River, Wiliei River, Chiyipala River, Puai Cholomon (crocodile)
922Enga [Enga People]Robson FrankKili Tapalu/Tapali Mountain; Mongalo Kemates
932EHPFeta LuseMount Havuleto1. Kolasamauvi Abade Ninae = name of stream meaning "The Water to Give When Women are Pregnant."
2. Veninae = stream meaning "man's liquid"
3. Abadei Ninae = "woman's liquid"
4. Abadesamuri Ninae = "Women Who Have Just Become Pregnant Will Put Their Legs into the Water."
941Waihos Village [near Ambunti, ESP; Manambu People]Paul Olphant
966Kombole Village [Kabwum District of Morobe Province][Anonymous]
968Niamat Village [ESP]John Laku Kemat
972Libo Village [Kagua area, SHP; Kewa People]Peter Fundu, Joshua KoyakiaYana (dog), Yole/Yoli, Liba/Limba
981Wangal Village [Gembogl area, SP; Kuman or Nagane People]Joseph SilkuDime, Dame
987Sam Paul [Madang Province]Daee River
993Gulmo Village [Tabubil area, Western Province; Tifal or Ningirrum People]David Kworin
1026Famulei Yalimegoli, Mobikapugumam [Chuave District of SP]Ben KoiboKoma Bomonu, Gorabe Gora
1052Kewe Village [SHP]Nelson Goyana
1056Wutulim IslandKonzil Ray
1070Plu Village, Morobe ProvinceSonny Sandre
1124Anmep-Kap, Jimi District, WHPAlphonse AndaKundunga
1126Kandamaik, ESPKlewia Duowing
1133Pipilex [SHP]Simon KomelNakone, Napope
1143AmungemHandom Gumuseng
1158Kimil, Bunum Wo [WHP]Johanna Ding, Jennifer KiapWani Muming (snake)
1172Yile, Yili, Yihi, Yiki, Yanmok VillagesJohn NelenOnou (snake), Tesela (snake)
1161Wakwak Village (near Mendi), SHP; Wapim (near Tari), SHPKomai Kipan Kongom
1174Kisip Village (near Mendi), SHPJerry Nolpi & Benuth BuruMogol High School
1177Makura (Near Mendi), SHPJerry NolpiLake Ekari, Lake Pipiyeka
1196, 1215Veyangta Village, Mumeng, Morobe ProvinceMr. Wai
1204Misaulop (or Mialaulop) Village; Kandrian District, WNBPThomas TareSutna, Aplim
1205Kusum-Kalo Village (near Mokap), Waro Village (Jimi District), WHPAlphones YanguleKaula Kopoina, Minjaya Talpale, Mount Gapal-Ku
1209Bosavek (or Bosaek) Village; Karkar Island (Waskia or Takia People), Madang ProvincePilag

EHP = Eastern Highlands Province; ESP = East Sepik Province; SHP = Southern Highlands Province; SP = Simbu Province;WHP = Western Highlands Province; WNBP = West New Britain Province; WSP = West Sepik Province (Sandaun)


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