Lani people

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Lani people
Western Dani
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Lani pot
Total population
about 200.000 people.[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Indonesia (Papua (province))
Lani language, Indonesian language
Christianity, animism
Related ethnic groups
Yali, Dani

The Lani are an indigenous people in Western New Guinea, usually labelled 'Western Dani' by foreign missionaries, or grouped—inaccurately—with the Dani people who inhabit the Baliem Valley to the east.


The total population of Lani tribes in the 1980s, as reported by Douglas Hayward in his book The Dani of Irian Jaya, Before and After Conversion was around 200,000 people.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Douglas James Hayward (1980). The Dani of Irian Jaya Before And After Conversion. Regions Press. ASIN B0007AW6B4.