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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The Mentawai people have lived in the archipelago that shares their name for millennia.
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The Mentawai earthquake was a shallow earthquake with a depth of 21 km and a magnitude of 7.7, it was also followed by a tsunami [29].
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Cluster 3 (Southeast Asia): Karen; Yogur; Other Dayak; Murut, Dusun, Tombonuvo, Bajau; Bali, Lombok; Yava; Semang, Senoi; Batak; Gayo; Mentawai; Muslim Malay; Lisu, Lolo, Naxi, Yi, Achang; Tjam, Ede, Jarai; Thai (Thailand); Tai, Zhuang, Nung, Kho; Ancient China; Lahu, Sani, Hani, Nasu, Jino; Kachin; Chin, Lakher, Mizo, Lushei; Toradja, Mori; Timor, Leti, Lomblen; Mindanao; Northern Luzon; Garo, Bodo, Hami, Riga; Chin-Naga (Rengma, Ao, Angami etc; Abor, Gallong, Tani;
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The DNA profile used as an input to a tribal inference system is an Indonesian DNA with a total of 240 DNA data comprising Java (A), Malay (B), Mentawai (C), and Toraja (D) tribes.
Since then, media accounts of organ theft and child abductions have continued to circulate across Indonesia, from the metropolis of Surabaya in 2014 (Arilin 2014) to remote islands like Mentawai in 2016 (Akbar 2016)--always mediated (by newspapers, mobile phones or social media), always citing warnings from local authorities, and always articulating an entirely plausible world of bio-piracy.
Such adverse impacts are potentially more problematic for newly discovered surf destinations such as the Mentawai Islands, where communities are less experienced in tourism development and the natural environments are pristine.
Naked but for his beads and a loin cloth, he has the tattoos of the Mentawai tribe of the islands of the same name.