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List of famous people from Papua New Guinea, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Papua New Guinea, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Papua New Guinea you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Papua New Guinea, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Will Genia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 31
Will Genia is a Papua New Guinean-born, Australian professional rugby union player. He plays scrum-half for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition. He also plays for the Wallabies in ...more

Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 44
Benjamin Sana "Ben" Wyatt is an Australian politician who is the current Labor Party member for the seat of Victoria Park in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. Born in ...more

Steven Kari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Steven Kari age 25
Steven Kari is a Papua New Guineaan weightlifter competing in the men's 85 kg and later 94 kg category.

Hitolo Areni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 38
Hitolo Areni is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 2005.

Jokema (Honlly Isaac) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jokema (Honlly Isaac)

John Laws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 83
Richard John Sinclair "John" Laws, CBE, an Australian radio presenter, sometimes known as Lawsie, was from the 1970s until his retirement in 2007, the host of a hugely successful ...more

Andrew McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 38
Andrew McIntosh is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. McIntosh is a right-handed batsman who bowls leg break. He was born in Madang, Madang Province. McIntosh made his debut for Papua New Guinea in ...more

Geraint Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 42
Geraint Owen Jones MBE is a Papua New Guinean-born, Australian-raised English cricketer of Welsh descent. Until August 2006 he was the first-choice wicketkeeper for England in both Test and ...more

Jack Vare is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 33
Jack Vare-Kevere is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Vare is a right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea Under-19s in the 2004 ...more

Neville Costigan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 33
Neville Costigan is a professional rugby league footballer. A Papua New Guinea national and Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he previously played in Australia's National Rugby ...more

Andrew Lepani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Andrew Lepani age 39
Andrew Lepani in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is a footballer who plays as a Midfielder. He has played for PS United Port Moresby and Cosmos Port Moresby. He currently plays for Hekari United ...more

Mahuru Dai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Mahuru Dai age 34
Mahuru Douglas Dai is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 2005.

Peta Seaton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Peta Seaton age 59
Peta Luise Seaton, a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Southern Highlands for the Liberal Party of Australia from 1996 until her ...more

Chris Amini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 34
Christopher Ralai Amini, usually known as Chris Amini, is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national ...more

Aidan Toua is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Aidan Toua age 29
Aidan Toua is a rugby union player for the Queensland Reds. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School. In February 2013, Toua was named to start at fullback for the Reds against the ...more

Kila Pala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 32
Kila Pala is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Pala is a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace and who occasionally fields as a wicket-keeper. Having played age group cricket for Papua ...more

Jason Kila is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 29
Jason Kila is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Kila is a left-handed batsman who bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He was born in Port Moresby. Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea ...more

Asad Vala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
age 31
Assadollah "Assad" Vala is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A left-handed batsman and off spin bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 2005.

Jonathan Duncan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jonathan Duncan age 36
Jonathan Duncan is a swimmer from New Zealand, who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, in the 200, 400 and 1500m freestyle. Duncan then went onto complete a bachelor of business ...more

Cyril Muta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Cyril Muta age 31
Cyril Muta is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Eastern Stars.

Eric Komeng is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Eric Komeng age 34
Eric Komeng is a Papua New Guinean footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for PRK Hekari United.

Ian Yanum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Ian Yanum age 36
Ian Yanum is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays for Hekari United.

Felix Bondaluk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Felix Bondaluk age 32
Felix Bondaluk is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for University Inter.

Jeremy Yasasa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jeremy Yasasa age 33
Jeremy Yasasa is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays as a defender.

George Slefendorfas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
George Slefendorfas age 36
George Slefendorfas is a Papua New Guinean born Australian association footballer, who currently plays for Waitakere United in the New Zealand ASB Premiership. He is of Lithuanian and Papua New ...more