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Agaiambo or Agaumbu


AGAIAMBO or AGAUMBU, a race of dwarf marsh dwellers in British New Guinea, now extinct. In 1904 there were six males and four females, living in huts erected on piles in the lakes and marshes. They lived almost entirely in their "dug-outs" or canoes, or actually wading in the water. Their food consisted of sago, the roots of the water-lily and fish. In features, colour and hair they closely resembled the true Papuans.