The 5 Largest Clans in Papua, Mostly Kogoya Followed by Wenda

goodmorningpapua.com – List of the five largest clans in Papua. These five clans dominate the names of indigenous Papuans (OAP). Marga or family name is the identity of the origin of the family and ancestors. Surnames are common in many cultures around the world, and Papua is no exception.

In society, clans are passed down from father to children. The clan is inherited from grandfather to father, to children, to grandchildren, to great-grandchildren and so on. Even the surname is used more often than the name in writing. Usually the name is just abbreviated, followed by the surname.

Based on national data issued by the Director General of Population and Civil Registration of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Office of Social Affairs, Population, Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of Papua Province, the population of Papua reached 4,349,344 people as of 31 December 2019.

Then data from the September 2020 Population Census (SP2020) also recorded a population of 4.30 million in Cenderawasih. Of this number, indigenous Papuans by clan recorded 2,386,048 people. In general, the total number of clans in Papua is 18,054.

The information is summarized, the five largest clans in Papua, namely Kogoya,  in first place with 160,292 people. Then followed by Wenda with 110,556 people, then Tabuni with 82,180 people, Wonda with 79,039 people and Murib with 68,743 people. That’s a list of the five largest clans in Papua that are interesting to know.

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