Tsili Tsili

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Tsili Tsili is a village in the Watut Valley of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. During World War II, the grasslands outside of the village became a secret allied staging area and an airfield was built, known as Tsili Tsili Airfield. The name derives from the soldiers' mispronunciation of the Watut word 'tsikirik-tsikirik' which refers to the white pebbles that cover the grasslands.

Coordinates: 6°51′S 146°22′E / 6.850°S 146.367°E / -6.850; 146.367