Tanimbar Islands


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Tanimbar Islands

(tänĭm`bär, tə–) or

Tenimbar Islands

(tĕnĭm`bär, tə–), group of about 30 islands, c.2,100 sq mi (5,440 sq km), E Indonesia, in the Banda Sea, between the Aru Islands and Timor, in the Moluccas. The largest of the group is Yamdena. Saumlaki is the chief town. Important products are copra, tortoiseshell, and trepang. The group is also called Timorlaut.
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24am (local time) with its epicentre in the Indian Ocean, approximately 340 km (212 miles) west-northwest of Saumlaki and 260 km (162 miles) west of the town of Sibolga in Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands, the US Geological Survey said.
After arriving to much celebration in Ambon, many yachts spend some time cruising the surrounding islands, some heading north to the Philippines and Borneo, or west to Bali and beyond while others return to Darwin via a scenic route that takes in the Banda Islands and Tanimbar Islands.
Geological Survey, the quake was centered in the Banda Sea, which is around 222 kilometers northwest of Saumlaki in Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands.
Hubertus Samangun, Teacher, Tanimbar Islands, East Indonesia.
Indeed, when compared with Susan McKinnon's innovative analysis of hierarchy, gender and alliance in the Tanimbar Islands, eastern Indonesia, Beatty's ethnography represents just another permutation of a tired paradigm.
14) Susan McKinnon's 1991 ethnography of the Tanimbar islands contains information and photography about the dances.
From a Shattered Sun: Hierarchy, Gender, and Alliance in the Tanimbar Islands.