Etiquette in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a population of 7 million people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

The official languages of Papua New Guinea are Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, Papua New Guinean Sign Language, and English.

Residents follow Christianity.

The currency of Papua New Guinea is the Papua New Guinean kina.

Friends of the same gender will sometimes hug, but a handshake is the norm in almost all situations. Sometimes a nod is given between men and women.

It’s not enough to simply greet someone and walk away. You should stop and chat, or else it is considered quite rude.

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