National Geographic : 2012 Feb
MEAKAMBUT TERRITORY (approximate) ENGA EAST SEPIK Amboin Kundiman Konmei Ambonwari Imanmeri Kanjimei Asangamut Biwat Yimas 1 Yimas II Imboin Namata Andambit Yamandim Awim Wombrumas Ulapunguna cave Wakau camp Kopao cave Tembakapa 143°40′ 143°50′E 143°30′ 4°45′S Yimas Lakes Lake Virginia Arafundi Arafundi Karawari Konmei Creek Karawari Manbungnam River Yuat Maramuni Yuat Mt. Macgregor 6,388 ft 1,947 m PEOPLE OF THE HILLS The Meakambut are among the most reclusive of the Sepik region's peoples, clinging to the solitude of highland caves while other groups have settled in lowland villages. The territory of the Meakambut is hard to define, since they are seminomadic. 0mi 200 0km200 INDONESIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA NEW GUINEA Central Ra. Sepik Port Moresby Jayapura Wewak VIEW DIRECTION MARTIN GAMACHE AND MAGGIE SMITH, NGM STAFF SOURCES: ANTON LUTZ, LCMS WORLD MISSION; PAUL ROSCOE, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE; NANCY SULLIVAN; SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS PAPUA NEW GUINEA; BORUT TELBAN, SLOVENIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS; UNIVERSITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA REMOTE SENSING CENTRE Scale varies in this south-facing perspective. The distance between Amboin and the summit of Mount Macgregor is approximately 28 miles (45 km). Groups who moved closer to the lowlands were seeking access to schools, clinics, and markets.