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The people of Nusa Tenggara, East Indonesia


Nusa tenggara peopleThe people of Nusa Tenggara are not the same as the people of Bali, let alone of Java, Sumatra or Sulawesi.

In fact, almost all islands of Indonesia have their own people. I had too many good photos, which I didn't want to keep for private use only. I hope you will like them.

Nusa Tenggara can be divided in west and east.

West Nusa Tenggara:

Lombok: mainly Sasaks with a minority Balinese population

Sumbawa: Sumbawa and Bima's

East Nusa Tenggara

There are 3 main islands: Flores, Sumba, and West Timor (in total 566 island)

The photos on this page are taken at Sumba, Flores and Lombok.

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Nusa Tenggara is a very large part of Indonesia. Many different people live here. Despite so large most of the Indonesians live at Java. Many villages in Nusa Tenggara have preserved their own culture.

Some have integrated Christian beliefs with ancient other beliefs (Sumba is a good example). The island Flores is another interesting example. Many photos on this page were made in Flores. It seemed when traveling from one village to another you sometimes come in a complete different country (so to say).

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But the best examples of people keeping their culture alive is in the music and weaving techniques. I have to admit, since I traveled here, I have a strong desire to go longer and more intensive.

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