The Dani are a people located in the central highlands of the Papua province in Indonesia. They are one of the most populous tribes in the highlands and are one of the most well-known ethnic groups in Irian Jaya, due to the relatively numerous tourists who visit the Baliem Valley area where they predominate.

The pig features very strongly in their local culture and is the most important tool used in bartering, especially in dowries. Likewise, pig feasts are extremely important to celebrate events communally. The success of a feast, and that of a village chief, is often gauged by the number of pigs slaughtered.


JOURNEYS trips that include the Dani people:

Tree People of Irian Jaya

Baliem Valley Trek and Dani Culture trip extension


Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dani_people


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