Kai Islands

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Kai Islands

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Kei Islands

(both: kī), island group (c.550 sq mi/ 1,420 sq km), E Indonesia, SE of Seram, in the Banda Sea, in the MoluccasMoluccas
or Spice Islands,
Bahasa Indonesia Maluku, Du. Molukken, island group and prov. (1990 pop. 1,856,075), c.32,300 sq mi (83,660 sq km), E Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. The capital of the province is Ambon, on Ambon island.
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. It is densely forested with valuable timber; the people are skilled boat builders. The chief island is Great Kai. The group is sometimes called the Key Islands.
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Selling conditions: - Month to month lease with no exception, this is LANI KAI Island resort policy and it has been since the resort was open.- There is no financials records available of any sort.
The violence has centered on Ambon Island, but has also hit Maluku's Kai Islands and islands neighboring Ambon such as Seram and Buru.
This is in contrast to the populace of the Aru archipelago just east of Kai who are predominantly Melanesian.(51) Not only the Kai islands but also Aru and Tanimbar have "social orders".(52) In northern Kai, the "first social order" comprises the "original inhabitants".(53) The three-level social order system in Kai (called melriniri, an acronym based on the names of the three social orders) is believed by the local people to have been influenced by contact with Bali; indeed, much of the Christian and Muslim population adheres to Hindu-like beliefs and practises ancestor veneration.
The violence has been centered on Ambon Island, but has also hit Maluku's Kai islands and islands neighboring Ambon such as Seram and Buru.