The Culture & Environment Of Sumba

Sumba Island is located in the eastern portion of the Indonesian Archipelago and has its own distinctive splendors. Here you can find hilltop villages with thatched traditional homes and distinctive megalithic graves where locals still pay respect to their ancestors in the ancient Marapu belief. There are four regencies that make up the island; Southwest Sumba, West Sumba, East Sumba, and Central Sumba. Several Austronesian languages are spoken by the locals on this island, including Kambera, which is spoken by majority of Sumbanese people in East Sumba.

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