Meet The Lamaholot People
On your travels, you might have the opportunity to meet the indigenous people who live throughout Larantuka, Solor, Lembata and Adonara as well as the surrounding islands. The Lamaholot people speak their own unique Lamaholot language with their own dialects which varies according to districts. The name “Lamaholot” applies to the ethnic group in these areas as they share many cultural elements such as the use of elephant tusks and ritual leadership. You might be lucky enough to witness their traditional ceremonies and festivals that centre on agricultural events, the start of the fishing season and areas of worship. The Lamaholot people are also well-known for their traditional war dance called the Hedung and their pillared houses with steeped roofs made of Lontar Palm leaves. While the majority of the Lamaholot people are Catholics or Muslims, traditional elements of worship aren’t completely wiped out and this can still be seen in their day-to-day.
*Photo courtesy of Ng Sebastian
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