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17 March 2014

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As I understand it, Los Negros Island was so named by early Portuguese explorers, long before WWII. Manus peoples have a mix of Melanesian and Micronesian ancestry,and generally are lighter skinned than PNG mainlanders. The really dark peoples of PNG are from The Solomon group of Islands ( including Bougainville ) which is till politically linked to PNG. A relic of European colonial history.
I served as a Kiap in PNG 1964 to 1978 including on Baluan and on Bougainville

Interesting history,Phil. Could Los Negros Island be named after the American Negros soldiers who carried out the construction works? Remanants of the wartime constructions can still be seen everywhere on the island.

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