Mentawai

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Mentawai

 

a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the island of Sumatra. They belong to Indonesia. There are approximately 70 islands with a total area of 6,100 sq km; the largest is Siberut. The relief is hilly, with elevations to 406 m, and there are coral reefs off the northeastern shores. The climate is subequatorial monsoonal, with 3,000-4,000 mm of precipitation per year. Evergreen tropical rain forests grow on the islands. The principal occupations are farming—the production of sugar, sago, and tobacco and the growing of coconuts—and fishing.

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Surfer Brett Archibald was reported missing Wednesday after falling off a ship, Naga Laut, following a trip to the the Mentawi Islands off Sumatra with friends (http://www.
To date, this tribe includes 21 species in 8 genera: Eodelphax Kirkaldy 1901 (2 species, Sri Lanka), Livatiella Fennah 1956 (2 species, eastern Caroline Island), Melanesia Kirkaldy 1907 (7 species, Borneo, Philippines and Fiji), Ostama Walker, 1857 (2 species, Borneo, Mentawi Island), Paranda Melichar, 1903 (monotypic, Sri Lanka), Prolivatis Emeljanov 1995 (monotypic, Vietnam), Punana Muir 1913 (5 species, south India, Borneo, Philippines and southwest China) and Paralivatiella Qin and Zhang, 2010 (monotypic, south China) (Liang & Jiang 2002; Qin & Zhang 2010).
Summary: Hospitals in the Mentawi Islands in Indonesia are overwhelmed with patients following the tsunami that hit the region on Monday.
seriously injured in the quake that hit Mentawi region off the western coast
The tsunami death toll rose to 370 on the Mentawi islands with a further 400 still missing.
Hundreds were still missing after Monday's tsunami struck the remote Mentawi islands off western Sumatra, where officials were only beginning to chart the scope of the devastation.
Driven by a mysterious quest for ancient cultural knowledge in the area, the group embarks on a series of adventures and explorations that take them from Borneo to Malaysia and to Sumatra and the Mentawi Islands through pirate-infested ports and waters.
Madagascar, the Andaman, Laccadive and Mentawi Islands, and many places along the east coast of Africa) or never collected at all (e.