New Ethnic Group Found in indonesia’s Papua Province

Indonesian Army Chief of Staff General Mulyono,

Jakarta, MINA – A new ethnic group has been found in Indonesia in the mountainous region of Bintang in Papua Province.

According to Indonesian Army Chief of Staff General Mulyono, the ethnic group named Suku Digi comprised 15 families was found in a remote village in the mountainous region.

“They do not know Bahasa Indonesia, Rupiah or the Republic of Indonesia,” he said in an Antara news report Friday.

The discovery of the new ethnic group was the success of an expedition involving 1,197 personnel of the army, police and academic institutions to the area to gather information on the flora and fauna, geological data as well as on security.

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The expedition to the jungle, mountains and coast at the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea covering a distance of 2,940 kilometres began on Aug 3, 2017 and ended on Wednesday. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)