Sumba : The Marapu Land, where Nature Culture & People Live in Harmony


Take a video tour of the Indonesian island of Sumba in this beautiful piece from contributor ibnukf, which combines drone and ground camera footage.  Sumba is one of the main islands in the province known as East Nusa Tengarra.  Covering a bit over 11k square km (a little over 4k square mi.), the island has an estimated population of around 750k as of 2019.  The island is distinguished by a large group of adherents of Murapu, an ancient animistic religion whose followers make up about a third of the Sumba population.  

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    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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