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- The Wantok Democracy

Wantok Democracy is a Melanesian style of Democracy being promoted by the upcoming free and independent nation-state of the Republic of West Papua, situated in the Western half of the…

Contextualizing Wantok System

Contextualizing Wantok System

Contextualizing Wantok as a Socio-economic and Political Network Post-independent Melanesian governments are faced with challenges to govern countries that are made up of distinct wantok communities with diverse values and…

Wantok System

- The Face of Melanesia-hood

We invoke God by inviting as many Melanesians as possible to fast on regular basis: Fridays and Saturdays every week, and fast on other important days such as Christmas, Passover,…

What About the Wantok System?

Andrew Murray, Sydney College of Divinity, Australia https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/mjt/32-2_134.pdf Abstract The terms “wantok” and “wantok system” elicit a wide range of feelings, from heartfelt thankfulness for close relationships to near despair…

What is the Wantok System?

What is the Wantok System?

https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/mjt/32-2_134.pdf The term wantok arose in colonial times, when Papua New Guinea indigenes found themselves working on plantations away from their families and traditional lands. A communal people, they sought…