Mountain Ok people

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The Min peoples or Mountain Ok peoples are a cultural group in the West Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea.[1][2]

The Min peoples, though multiple distinct peoples, shared a ritual system.[3] The Telefol were acknowledged by the Min as being at the highest level of sacred knowledge, and groups such as the Baktaman were at the lowest level. In this ranking the Urapmin were either at the top or at least very close to the Telefol.[4] This is similar the caste system used by the Ancient Indians, specific of the Vedic Society.



  • Barker, John (2007). The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 0754671852. 
  • Moretti, Daniele (2007). "Ecocosmologies in the Making: New Mining Rituals in Two Papua New Guinea Societies". Ethnology 46 (4). 
  • Robbins, Joel (2004). Becoming Sinners: Christianity and Moral Torment in a Papua New Guinea Society. University of California Press. p. 383. ISBN 0-520-23800-1.