Culture of Papua New Guinea
People in Papua New Guinea speak the English, Tok Pisin, and Hiri Motu languages. The linguistic diversity of Papua New Guinea is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Papua New Guinea is 0.3526. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 12.5% of Papua New Guinea's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Papua New Guinea.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Papua New Guinea is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Papua New Guinea is considered to be 1.9. According to data on inbound tourists in Papua New Guinea, 174,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Papua New Guinea is called 'O Arise, All You Sons'. It was adopted in 1975. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Tom Shacklady.
Around 16% of the population of Papua New Guinea are obese.
Each year, the people of Papua New Guinea consume 1.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 51.3% beer, 1% wine, 47.7% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Papua New Guinea is mumu.