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Yali people

Yali people
Yali tribesman in the Baliem Valley.
Total population
49,000 (2009)
Regions with significant populations
Papua (province), Indonesia
Yali language
Protestant Christian & Catholicism (predominantly), Animism, Dynamism (metaphysics), Totemism
Related ethnic groups
Dani people, Damal people, Hubula people, Moni people

Yali are major tribal group in Papua, Indonesia, and live to the east of the Baliem Valley in the Papuan highlands. Their major towns are Angguruk and Kosarek, and which are isolated by challenging geography. The major access to their territory is by air. Their territory is known collectively as Yalimo.[1]

The Yali speak a language that is similar to that of the Dani, although it has distinct differences.[1] The language is in the Ngalik-Nduga subfamily.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Milliken, W. Ethnobotany of the Yali. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. (PDF)
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