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a people in Indonesia living in the northern part of the island of Sumatra, in the region of the former sultanate of Achin. In 1967 the population was estimated at 1.7 million.

The Achinese language, a member of the Indonesian group, is spoken. The religion is Islam. The chief occupation is the farming of rice, black pepper, coconut, rubber plants, and so on. Native crafts include weaving, plaiting of mats, metal-working, and boat building. The Achinese have a literature that is rich and original.


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The Acehnese tradition of merantao, in which men leave their villages for the greater part of a year on several occasions in search of employment and experience, offers women a bigger role in the community economically and socially.
This is accomplished by examining refugee belonging and definitions of "integration" through a case study of Acehnese refugees resettled in Vancouver, British Columbia, between 2004 and 2006.
Acehnese dances, however, are dynamic and most movements show a woman's body curves.
In 2005, following years of talks, Acehnese rebels under the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) signed a peace agreement with the Indonesian government with the help of efforts from the international community.
As di Tiro focused his movement on Acehnese ethnic-nationalism, the GAMs major activities mostly consisted of attacking non-Acehnese in an effort to cleanse Aceh from other ethnic groups, particularly Javanese.
Young Acehnese lovers, or any man and woman for that matter, need to watch their backs if they want to sit together with the sand between their toes and take in one of Aceh's beautiful seaside sunsets.
Between 1976 and 2005 the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or GAM) waged a protracted secessionist struggle against the Indonesian state in the name of Acehnese nationalism.
According to WCS, healthy coral reefs are economic engines for Acehnese communities, supplying commercially valuable food fish as well as tourism dollars from recreational diving.
Through this pact, the Indonesian government agreed to cede power to Acehnese in all public sectors, except in foreign affairs, external defense, national security and fiscal matters.
Sayed Fuad Zakaria, an Acehnese member of the secular and national Golkar party, said the provincial authorities had no right to test candidates' knowledge of a religious text.
The Institute was established in direct response to the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 and focuses upon building research capacity and providing critical skills for a new generation of Acehnese.
Next to Sarjani sat Tengku Maatmuda, a member of the Acehnese Transitional Committee, also listening attentively to the proceedings.