Jiwaka

Place name: ‘Jimi + Wahgi + Kambia’.

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Proper noun forms

  1. Geography: The eastern part of Western Highlands Province comprising South Wahgi, North Wahgi, Middle Jimi and Upper Jimi. At one time an administrative ‘Zone’, headquartered at Minj, but generally used in relation to calls for a ‘Jiwaka Province’ arising out of perceptions of the dominance of the large tribes of Hagen Central in the political affairs of Western Highlands

Noun forms

  1. Ethnic identifier: person from Jiwaka


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