Kombai
Indigenous Group Kombai (also known as: Komboy)
Location Indonesia, Papua, Southern region, Merauke district, around Boma, bounded by Digul and Kasuari River to the east and the Ndeiram Kabur to the north and west
Estimated Population 4,000 (1994, De Vries)
Environment Tropical, Swamp, Lowlands, Jungle
Lifestyle Semi-Nomadic
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language and
Language Family
Kombai
Classification: Trans-New Guinea, Main Section, Central and Western, Central and South New Guinea-Kutubuan, Central and South New Guinea, Awyu-Dumut, Dumut
Alternate names: Komboy

Dialects: Central Kombai, Tayan. Close to Wambon, Mandobo Atas, Mandobo Bawah, Wanggom
Website URLs Ethnologue
Papua Indonesia, Papua Peoples - Kombai
Papuaweb – Kombai
The Guild of Television Cameramen, Article : Shooting from the Hip - Kombai
National Geographic, Article : Eating Bugs, Braving Crocs With Asia's Swamp People
Irian Jaya's Kombai - The Tree House People
Jane’s Oceania Homepage, Irian Jaya – Traditional Melanesian Culture
NGOs Free West Papua Movement
Down to Earth
TAPOL, The Indonesian Human Rights Campaign