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Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja AmpatThe Raja Ampat Regency is a region that is very unique. With a series of islands. Both large and small. Which greatly influences both the state of the language. And its speakers, as well as the cultural and social systems, adopted. By the people in this region.

In addition, this area is a border area. Between language and cultural groups in the west. Namely language and culture groups. In the Maluku Islands and language. And culture groups in Papua.

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat. With geographical conditions. Which are the archipelago and westernmost regions. Of the New Guinea archipelago.

The Raja Ampat Islands. Are anthropologically and linguistically areas. That are called an area of diversity.

The term diversity is very appropriate. To be used to describe the cultural. And linguistic situation which is a blend of the culture. And the native language of Raja Ampat. With the culture and language brought by migrants. Both from other regions in Papua. And outside Papua.

This blend of culture and language. Has been happening for centuries.

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From the survey conducted, Raja Ampat languages can be grouped as follows:

1. Ma’any language

That is, the language used by the people of the Wawiyai tribe (Kabui Bay). The Laganyan tribe (Araway, Beo and Lopintol). And the Kawe tribe (Selpele, Salio, Bianci and Waisilip).

They use 1 language. Which consists of several dialects. Namely Wawiyai, Laganyan and Kawe dialects.

2. Ambel language

That is, the language used. By residents who inhabit several villages east of Mayalibit Bay. Such as Warsamdin, Kalitoko, Wairemak, Waifoi, Go, and Kabilol. And Kabare and Kapadiri in North Waigeo.

3. Batanta Language

This language is used. By people who live south of Batanta Island. Namely residents of Kampung Wailebet. And Kampung Yenanas.

4. Tepin language

This language is used. By residents in the north to the east of Salawati Island. Namely residents in Kampung Kalyam, Solol, Kapatlap, and Samate. With several dialects namely, dialects Kalyam Solol. Kapatlap and Samate.

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5. Moi Language

This language is the language used. By residents in Kampung Kalobo, Sakabu, and parts of Kampung Samate. The Moi language that is used in Salawati is a Moi dialect. That originates from the mainland west of the Bird’s Head region. Which borders directly with the Sele Strait.

6. Matbat Language

The term Matbat is the name given to identify the population. And the native language of Misool Island. The native people of Misool are called the Matbat people. And their language is called the Matbat language.

Residents who are native speakers of the Matbat language. Are scattered in Salafen, Lenmalas, Atkari, Folley, Tomolol, Kapatcool. Aduwei, and Magey villages.

7. Misool Language

This name was given by Misool residents who speak Misool themselves. The Misool language is very different. From the Matbat language. People who use the Misool language. Are called as Matlou by Matbat people. Which means beach people.

Misool people who use the Misool language are generally Muslim. Scattered in the villages of Waigama, Fafanlap, Gamta, Lilinta, Yelu. Usaha Jaya, and Harapan Jaya.

This language is also used by several Islamic villages in Salawati. Such as Sailolof, Muslim villages and Samate.

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8. Biga Language

This language is 1 of the migration languages. Located in the southeast of Misool Island. Which is used by residents who inhabit Kampung Biga. On the banks. Of the Biga River (Misool District, South East).

The population and language are thought. To have migrated from Waigeo Island. From Kampung Kabilol, which speaks Ambel.

Researchers need to conduct further research. To find out whether the Biga language has similarities. With the Ambel language.

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9. Biak Language

The Biak Language in Raja Ampat is a language that migrated from Biak Island. And Numfor together. With the spread of Biak people to Raja Ampat.

This Biak language is divided into several dialects. Namely Biak Beteu (Beser), Wardo Biak, Usba Biak, Kafdaron Biak, and Bium Numfor.

10. Other Languages

With the migration of people from the Maluku Islands and other western regions. There are also a number of languages spoken. By migrants in Raja Ampat. Such as Ternate, Seram, Tobelo, Bugis, Buton, and Javanese.

These languages are minority languages. Because, there are not too many speakers.

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Languages – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat’s history shows that the Biak and Malay languages. Have long been used as the language of daily communication. Between tribes in Raja Ampat. Especially in the northern part of the Raja Ampat region.

The use of Biak language as a daily communication language (lingua franca) in this region is supported. By the spread of the dominant Biak tribe and language. In coastal areas and islands from Waigeo Island.

In the north to Salawati Island. And Kofiau in the south.

While the Malay language of Papua is the most common communication language used. In daily activities in the Raja Ampat area.

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat. In the history of civilization in Raja Ampat. The Malay language of Papua played a role. Not only as an introductory language used at all times.

But also, to strengthen relations between all ethnic groups. And also, as a language of communication with tribal groups in other regions outside Raja Ampat.

Until now these 2 languages are still used as the lingua franca. Although the Malay Malay language is very dominant compared to the Biak language.

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Cultural Classification and Spread in Raja Ampat – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

The culture of Raja Ampat people can be classified based. On their distribution in the large islands. And small islands around them. The classification is as follows:

1. Waigeo Island

Waigeo Island and its surroundings are inhabited. By several tribes or sub-tribes grouped. Into indigenous tribes and migrant tribes.

A. Wawiyai (Wauyai)

The Wawiyai tribal group is a tribal group. That inhabits the northern region of Kabui Bay in South Waigeo. In the survey, it was found that this tribe. Only inhabits 1 village namely Kampung Wawiyai.

However, the Wawiyai tribal group that has direct lineage. With the history of the Wawiyai are residents. Who inhabit the island of Friwen. Which is called the Wawiyai Man mon.

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B. The Kawe Tribe

The Kawe ethnic group is an indigenous tribe in Waigeo. Who inhabit the western region of Waigeo Island. This ethnic group resides in Salio, Selpele, Waisilip and Bianci villages.

Selpele and Salio villages are still the dominant areas. With the Kawe tribe while the Bianci and Waisilip. Are already heterogeneous villages. And the population of Kawe people is very small.

C. The Laganyans

The Laganyan tribe is a native of Waigeo Island. Who inhabits 3 villages around the Bay of Mayalibit. Namely Araway, Lopintol and Beo.

D. Ambel (-Waren)

The Waigeo Island region which is a customary territory of the Ambel tribe. Is located east to the north of Mayalibit Bay. And the northern coast of Waigeo Island.

The villages which are tribal settlements are Kabilol, Go, Waifoi. Wairemak and Kalitoko. And Warsamdin (in Mayalibit Bay). Kabare and Kapadiri (in North Waigeo).

Residents in Warsamdin Village in the estuary of Mayalibit Bay. And Kabare Village in North Waigeo. Has mixed with residents of the Biak tribe.

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E. Biak tribe

Biak tribe residents are residents. Who migrated to the Raja Ampat Islands. From Biak Island and Numfor. In the Cenderawasih Bay region (Geelvink Bay). East of the Raja Ampat Islands.

They migrated over several periods of time and history, starting with hongi voyages and tribute payments to Sultan Tidore / Ternate. Then followed by Biak tribal travels. Following the Koreri (Manarmaker) journey.

In the legend of traditional Biak beliefs. The last migration is expected to occur. In the final years of Dutch rule (around the 1950s).

Biak tribe inhabitants generally inhabit coastal areas and islands in Waigeo.

Namely the entire Ayau Islands (Kampung Dorekar, Yenkawir, Meosbekwan, Rutum and Reni). North Waigeo (Kampung Rauki, Bonsayor, Kabare, Andei. Asukweri, Boni, Warwanai, and Mnier).

East Waigeo (Kampung Puper, Yenbekaki, Urbinasopen, Yensner). South Waigeo (Kampung Saonek, Saporkren, Yenbeser, Yenwaupnor, Sawinggrai. Kapisawar, Yenbuba, Yenbekwan, Sawandarek, Kurkapa, Arborek, Kabui).

In the West Waigeo region. Biak tribe residents inhabit villages. Such as Bianci, Mutus, Meos Manggara, Manyaifun, Safkabu and Fam in Kep.

Fam Also, the Biak tribe spread all the way to Gag Island. The Biak tribal group is further divided into several sub-tribes. Namely Biak Beteu (Beser). Biak Wardo and Biak Usba.

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F. Other tribes

Other ethnic groups that historically have links with Raja Ampat. Are the Tidore, Ternate, Seram and other tribes in Kep Maluku. The groups that migrated later. Were the Bugis and Buton tribes. Followed by other Javanese.

2. Batanta Island

A. Batanta tribe

This tribal group is thought to be a native of Batanta Island. The Batanta tribe inhabit the southern region of Batanta Island. Namely Kampung Wailebet and Yenanas. Located in the Sagawin Strait facing Salawati Island.

B. Biak Tribe

The majority of the population in the north. To the east of Batanta Island comes from the Biak tribe. Residents in almost all villages in the region speak and are cultured in Biak.

The villages are Yensawai, Arefi, Amdui and part of Yenanas. The Biak tribe group in Batanta is called the Kafdaron Biak. Historically the Kafdaron Biak is a group. That migrated to Batanta Island. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Koreri (Mansar Manarmaker) journey. From Biak Island to the west.

C. Other tribes

Other ethnic groups living. On Batanta Island come from. The large islands of New Guinea and Maluku. But, the population is not large. Except for those who work in snail companies. And government employees.

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3. Salawati Island

A. Tepin

The Tepin tribe is a native of Salawati who inhabits the north coast of Salawati Island. They inhabit the villages of Kalyam and Solol. In the Sagawin Strait. The language used is called Tepin language.

B. Fiat, Domu, Waili and Butlih

This tribal group is a group of small tribes. Which are indigenous tribes of Salawati Island. Which inhabit the Samate, Kapatlap. Kalobo and Sakabu areas. The language used is Tepin. With dialect variations in each tribe.

However, each tribe calls their language. According to the name of their tribe.

C. Moi (Moi-Maya)

The Moi tribal group, or often referred to as Moi-Maya or Moi-Pantai. Which inhabits the east of Salawati Island is thought to have migrated. From the western Great Bird’s Head plain. Which is the territory of the Moi tribe.

This is very possible. Because, the eastern region of Salawati Island. Is directly facing the Bird’s Head plain. And is only limited by the Sele Strait. The language used is Moi.

4. Other Tribes

Other ethnic groups that inhabit Salawati Island are migrant tribes. Such as the Biak, Javanese, Ternate. Tidore, Tobelo, Seram, Bugis and Buton tribes. They are scattered in villages on Salawati Island. Such as Kalyam, Solol, Samate. Kapatlap, Kalobo and Sakabu.

A. The Matbat Tribe

The Matbat tribe is a native of Misool Island. Which originally inhabited the mountainous regions. They are expected to come down and make villages in the coastal areas. During the Dutch rule around 1940-1950. Their livelihood is farming. And gathering sago. But now there has been a shift in livelihoods.

They began to become fishermen, although not as their main livelihood. Matbat tribal groups can be found. In Salafen, Atkari, Lenmalas, Folley, Tomolol, Kapatcool, Aduwei, and Magey villages.

B. Misool Tribe

The Misool tribal group is a tribal group that migrated to Misool Island. About 100 years ago and is a tribal group. That has experienced ethnic mixing for so long that it forms a tribal community. With its own identity.

This group is thought to originate from Waigeo Island. Which some experts call Maya ethnic groups both people and languages. But, they have also experienced mixing. With ethnic groups from the Maluku Islands. Such as Seram, Tobelo, Tidore, and Ternate.

This can be seen from the physical form. Of the inhabitants of this tribe. And also from the history of the Misool tribe itself. The Matbat people call the people of the Misool tribe Mat Mat. Which means ‘beach people’.

The language used is called Misool. The villages where Misools live are Waigama, Lilinta, Fafanlap. Gamta, Yellu, Harapan Jaya, Usaha Jaya.

In general, the Misool village is slightly bigger than Matbat village. And the population is also slightly more than. The population of the Matbat tribe.

C. Biga

The Biga is a group of tribes originating. From Waigeo who migrated to Misool Island. This tribal group inhabits Kampung Biga. On the edge of the Biga River, which means ‘place of sago’.

D. Biak tribe

The Biak tribe who inhabit several villages. On Misool Island. Are the Biak tribe of the Biak Beteu sub-tribe (Beser). They inhabit Pulau Tikus, Solal. Wejim and Satukuro villages.

E. Other tribes

Other tribes who inhabited the island of Misool. Were migrants from Seram, Tobelo, Ternate and Tidore.

In addition, the new arrivals on this island. Are residents of Buton, Bugis, Ambon, Java, and others.

Kofiau District, which consists of several islands. Is generally inhabited by residents of the Biak tribe. The Beteu sub-tribe (Beser). This tribe inhabits the villages of Deer, Dibalal and Tolobi.

Language and Culture Relations – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat. Language and culture are 2 integral elements. That can’t be separated from everyone’s life. Every person, like it or not, is born in a particular language. And the cultural environment.

Each tribe in Raja Ampat tends to state their ethnic identity. And language in accordance with the name of the ethnic group.

For example, each ethnic group tries. To name the language. Used by the name of the tribe. Although on the other hand. They state that the language they use is also used. In other villages or on other islands. This phenomenon is normal.

Each tribe always tries to identify their existence. To other groups so that their identity. Is also recognized and valued. By other groups.

Tribal Groups – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Tribal groups in Raja Ampat have always named. Their territories according to their own language. In Raja Ampat it was found that a place. Be it mountains, headlands, bays, islands and others. Had different names according. To the ethnic groups that lived around the area.

1 example is naming the islands in the Waigeo region.

The name written on the map and also used today. By the people in this area. Comes from the Biak language.

However, indigenous people. Such as the Wawiyai who have customary rights. In the South Waigeo region. Call these islands with their own names in their language.

A very interesting situation is seen. In the language and culture around Mayalibit Bay, Misool Island and Friwen Island.

The interior of Mayalibit Bay is inhabited. By 2 tribal groups namely the Laganyan in the west. And the Ambel in the east to the north.

The Laganyans reside in 3 villages. Namely Araway, Beo and Lopintol. While the Ambel people inhabit villages. Such as Kabilol, Go, Waifoi, Wairemak, Kalitoko and Warsamdin.

Religion – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

The 2 tribes are linguistical. And anthropologically different. Although, geographically their villages are not too far from each other.

But these 3 Laganyan villages are Islamic villages. Where there has been a mixture of cultures. Between the Laganyan and Islamic cultures. Especially, regarding values, norms, and habits of life.

While the Ambel tribal group is a Christian.

The teachings of Christianity have. Also influenced elements of Ambel culture. Especially the mindset, values and norms and habits of life. The same thing happened on Misool Island.

All of the Matbat tribal villages still show the characteristics. Of original Papuan villages as seen in the villages of Magey and Aduwei.

While the majority of the Misool villages. Have characterized villages. That are almost the same as the characteristics. Of villages outside Papua. Such as in the Maluku Islands and also in Sulawesi.

Misool People – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

All of the Misool people are Muslim and have long. Since abandoned some tribal customs and customs. Whereas the majority of the Matbat are Christians. And still, maintain their customs.

As explained earlier, the language used. By these 2 different cultures is also different. Everyone from the Misool tribe uses the Misool language. And all Matbat people. Use the Matbat language.

Matbat residents, on the other hand. Can use Misool language to communicate. With their neighbouring tribes. But, Misool people can’t use Matbat language.

The Biga people from the Biga tribe. Also characterize the same village. Livelihood and other living habits as the Matbat people. Which is similar to Papuan culture.

Nevertheless, Biga and Matbat cultures differ in many respects. The languages of these 2 tribes. Are also very different.

Friwen Island – Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

The group of people who inhabit Friwen Island. As explained, is an example of a situation where the dominant culture.

In this case, the Biak culture. Influences the minority culture, the Wawiyai culture.

The inhabitants of Friwen are the Wawiyai tribe. From the descendants of Wawiyai Man mon. They have experienced a change in culture. And language. So that, now their culture is dominated by Biak culture and language.

These things happened not only. Because, of the history of the Wawiyai tribe in Friwen.

But also, because of the economic. And social factors.

What is very interesting is that Friwen Village. Is not too far from Wawiyai Village.

The only Wawiyai village in the north of Kabui Bay. And is the village of origin of Wawiyai Friwen people.

But, Wawiyai people in Wawiyai village. Still, use their language fluently. And maintain their culture very well.

The phenomenon of language and cultural relations. In the Raja Ampat Islands is very interesting. Because, Raja Ampat is a place where several cultures and languages meet. And influence 1 another.

There are tribal groups. That still maintain their culture and language.

Some are combining them, and some are totally shifting. To the culture and language of other ethnic groups. ead of Languages in Raja Ampat.


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Doberai Private Island located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula. On the island of New Guinea. In Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat, or the 4 Kings. Is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. Surrounding the 4 main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. And the smaller island of Kofiau.

The name of Raja Ampat, comes from local mythology. That tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. 4 of the seven eggs hatch and become kings. That occupy 4 of Raja Ampat biggest islands. Whilst the other 3 become a ghost, a woman & a stone.

Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency. Which separated. From Sorong Regency. In 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km². of land and sea. Which also contains Cenderawasih Bay. The largest marine national park in Indonesia.

It’s a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces. Of land in the Australian continent.

Although accessing Raja Ampat’s islands isn’t that difficult. It takes some time. It takes 4 hours flight from Jakarta. The capital city of Indonesia to Sorong. Then taking the boat. To reach the islands is necessary.

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The Best Floating Resort in Indonesia

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Doberai Private Island One of The Best Floating Resort in Indonesia

The Best Floating Resort in IndonesiaDoberai Private Island just recently chosen. As 1 of the 7 best floating resort in Indonesia.

Out of 7 best floating resort in Indonesia, Doberai is considered is the only resort. That occupies a private island individually. This makes Doberai Private Island unique. As a resort.

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Furthermore, Doberai Private Island is owned and run by local owner. Hence, the concept of the resort is fully Indonesian taste. In terms of personal services, food, ambience, and of course hospitality.

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Despite run and owned by, local owner, with Indonesian concept. The resorts guaranty that the standard follows. And meets the International standard. When it comes to safety and convenience.

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One of the best thing with Doberai Private Island is that the motto “come as guests, stay as family and leave as friends.”

This motto is obviously visible to the guests.

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The resort is owned and run. By locals and prides itself. On delivering authentic Indonesian accommodation.

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Preparation Before Going to Raja Ampat

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PREPARATION BEFORE GOING TO RAJA AMPAT – Raja Ampat is one of millions of gifts given by God to the people of Indonesia. How not, tread Raja Ampat as far as the eye can see, as far as the foot stepped only the beauty and beauty found. And everything is still natural, clean, and the people are one with that beauty. All care for and maintain that beauty.

In Raja Ampat we can enjoy the blue sea as much as possible, a group of beautiful coral islands mememesona, hundreds of species of coral reefs and fish, as well as the friendliness of its inhabitants. Therefore, you need to be prepared more if you really want to enjoy the paradise that fell to the Black Pearl earth.

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Travel To Raja Ampat – Raja Ampat, West Papua has become a dream destination for many people. But before you make up your mind to visit Raja Ampat, there are a few things you need to know to be a careful consideration and preparation. KompasTravel in the Lovely Raja Ampat Festival held on 18-21 October 2016 at Waisai Torang Cinta Beach, Raja Ampat summarized a number of things that must be prepared when visiting Raja Ampat as follows :

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1. Raja Ampat

The vast archipelago of Raja Ampat is a regency in West Papua consisting of 1,864 islands. Raja Ampat’s four major islands are Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. The Raja Ampat area is 80 percent covered by water and 20% is land. Study the Raja Ampat map before you plan your vacation, this is a basic knowledge that is useful for choosing where to stay, transportation budget, to tourist routes.

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2. Tariffs required to enter Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat imposed Environmental Maintenance Services (TLPL) Tariffs, which are useful for monitoring and monitoring activities for conservation, community welfare, and Raja Ampat Regency development. TLPL is set at Rp. 500,000 per person for domestic tourists and Rp. 1 million per person for foreign tourists.

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3. Expensive transportation costs

Because the Raja Ampat region is an archipelago and the price of fuel is still expensive, ultimately affecting the price of motorboat rental for tourism. In a way, the cost of renting a motorboat is the largest budget post when travelling in Raja Ampat. For example, a trip from Waisai, the district town of Raja Ampat to Piayenemo, costs Rp. 8 million for a motorboat with 10-12 people. To reduce the transportation budget, go to Raja Ampat in a group, aka group.

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4. Stay options vary

Want a homestay at a friendly price or stay at a luxury resort? Raja Ampat has everything. Lodging in Raja Ampat is varied. Homestay prices in Raja Ampat start at Rp. 250,000 per night, to luxury resorts at Rp. 6 million per night. Things you need to know, this inn is spread on Raja Ampat islands. So when booking lodging, what needs to be paid attention to in advance is the location of the inn. The location of the inn will ultimately affect your tour route.

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5. Not easy to find food

When at the inn, eating is certainly not a difficult thing because almost all lodging in Raja Ampat has included dining facilities three times a day. But if you intend to island hopping, aka tours to the islands, eating a difficult case, because time will be spent at sea. Prepare food before island hopping in Raja Ampat. Similarly, the provision of snacks for lodging. Unless you stay overnight in downtown Waisai, there are markets, food stalls and restaurants.

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6. Dive license

For those of you who want to try out the underwater beauty of Raja Ampat, take a diving license first. Because diving in Raja Ampat requires a diving course license. Although it doesn’t rule out you might be able to discover scuba diving in Raja Ampat. Unfortunately, not on a dive site that is famous for its beauty.

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Raja Ampat Travel Tips You Need To Know

12 Raja Ampat Travel Tips You Need To Know

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12 Raja Ampat Travel Tips You Need To Know – Raja Ampat is indeed known to have a very beautiful marine environment. Not only famous throughout Indonesia, the beauty of the Raja Ampat sea is also ogled by foreign tourists. Raja Ampat is indeed known as a tourist attraction in Papua that is superior. Therefore, many tourists who want to travel to this place. You will also travel to Raja Ampat? Before you start your tour, consider our following article about travel tips to Raja Ampat. Here are the tips:

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Tips Before Going to Raja Ampat – A vacation to Raja Ampat is certainly fun. But before leaving there, there are a number that need attention.

Raja Ampat does have extraordinary appeal. However, before going to Raja Ampat you must know about this first, so that the preparation becomes more okay and the holidays can be maximized.

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Liquor In Raja Ampat During Fasting Month

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Liquor in Raja Ampat during Fasting Month

Liquor in Raja Ampat during Fasting Month – Ahead of the fasting month which is expected to fall on May 25 2017, Yesterday, 19/05. Raja Ampat Regent Abdul Faris Umlati, SE. Wiped Out 100 of Illegal Liquor Sweeping Results from the Trade Office with Satpol PP. In the past few weeks.

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Hundreds of Liquor Bottles (Miras) are taken from several alcoholic seller shops. That don’t yet have a permit. Other than that they are destroying expired items.

The rules regarding liquor in Raja Ampat is very clear and straight forward.

The only tourist, are allowed to buy and consume liquor in the area of Raja Ampat.

Complete and legal authorization must be held by all the restaurant, hotel, resort, and other types of amusement in order to sell liquor.

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Mass Destruction

The mass destruction by the Raja Ampat Regent with the leadership of the WTO was witnessed by the Civil Servants (PNS) in the Raja Ampat Regional Government. The type of liquor destroyed was Mension House, Vodka Robinson, Red Wine. Bir Bintang and Whiskey Robinson.

Raja Ampat Regent Abdul Faris Umlati, SE. Said that the Miras that were destroyed were confiscated as a result of Perepsop, Satpol PP and Police Assistance.

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Because, in the next few weeks they had entered the fasting service.

Well Ahead of Fasting Certainly we as Regional Governments. Should take decisive action. So that, alcohol in Waisai must be stopped. And this destroyed alcohol is Confiscated Result Alcohol as well as expired foods found by the team.” He said.

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Regarding the permit for the sale of liquor, the Regent firmly said that all of them refer to the rules.

Therefore, later we will check one by one trader who doesn’t have a permit. And that later there will be offices. Or other relevant agencies that handle it.” said the Regent and He, adding, about the Ramadan safari.

Of course, it becomes an annual agenda of the local government.

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The History of Raja Ampat

The History of Raja Ampat

The History of Raja Ampat

The History of Raja Ampat – The origin of Raja Ampat cannot be separated from the indigenous tribes who inhabit the largest island in Raja Ampat, Waigeu. Namely the Maya.

Until now the original Raja Ampat tribe still lives on the island of Waigeu.

But they don’t live in Waisei which is the Capital of Raja Ampat Regency. The Mayan tribe chose to remain in the interior.

According to Yohanes, who is now the secretary of the Mayan tribal council. The story of the origin of Raja Ampat can’t be separated from the story of the emergence of Maya kings.

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The Story of The Origin

There are several versions of the story of the origin of the name Raja Ampat. Which is passed down from generation to generation. In the lives of the indigenous people. Of the Raja Ampat islands. One version of this story is as follows.

Raja Ampat in terms of history In historical terms. The Raja Ampat Islands in the 15th century were part of the rule of the Sultanate of Tidore. A large kingdom centred on the Maluku Islands.

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To run its government, the Sultanate of Tidore appointed 4 local Kings to rule on the islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. Which are the 4 largest islands. In the Raja Ampat archipelago to date.

The term 4 Raja in governing. The archipelago is the beginning of the name Raja Ampat. The regency which commemorates Birthday on May 9. Is now a Regency in West Papua Province. Which was split from Sorong Regency in 2003.

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If we look at the map of the Province of West Papua. The location of this Regency is located in the western islands of the bird’s beak in Papua.

Raja Ampat Regency consists of approximately 610 islands. Which have a total beach length of 753 km.

The seat of government and capital of the Raja Ampat Regency. Is a city located on Waigeo Island, the city of Waisai.

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The Origin of the Name of Raja Ampat According to Myth

The origin of the name Raja Ampat according to community myths. Comes from a woman who found 7 eggs.

4 items are described as hatching into four princes. Who separated and each became a ruling king in Waigeo, Salawati, East Misool and West Misool. Meanwhile, 3 other eggs became a ghost, a woman, and a stone.

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The eggs are stored in noken (bags) and brought home. When they get home the eggs are stored in a room.

At night, they hear whispers. Very surprised they compile they see in the room. It turns out that all 5 eggs have hatched.

Then it took the form of 4 sons and one daughter. All perfectly refined that showed their perfect king.

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Until now it was not clear. Who gave the names to the children. But later recognized each of the children.

1. War becomes King of Waigeo.

2. Betani becomes King in Salawati.

3. Dohar becomes the King of Lilinta (Misool).

4. Mohamad became the King of Waigama.

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While the daughter (named Pintolee), when the girl is pregnant

Then by his brothers, Pintolee was placed in a large bia (clam) skin. Then washed away until it was stranded on Numfor Island.

1 more egg didn’t hatch and became a stone. Which was named Kapatnai and changed as a king. Who was given a place to live complete. With 2 stones used as bodyguards. On either side of the entrance.

Every day they are bathed and the water is poured on the community. As baptism for the Kawe Tribe.

Not every time this stone can be seen. Except once a year that is when it is bathed.

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Raja Ampat Sea Area

The Raja Ampat Sea Area covers more than 85% of the Raja Ampat area. This condition is inversely proportional to the land area. This is, of course, the main attraction for Raja Ampat. Especially in the eyes of divers.

The famous diving spots in Raja Ampat, include Cape Kri. Which is not far from Mansuar island, the Blue Magic which has beautiful coral. Or the waters around Arborek island which is a Manta Stingray habitat.

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Fish species that live in these waters exceed the number of land animal species. The world’s divers love Raja Ampat. Because, of the biological wealth possessed by its underwater paradise. To call Raja Ampat the Underwater Sea of the World.

Many unique marine species such as wobbegong (a type of cuttlefish/squid), mini seahorses. Or even large fish such as sharks, manta rays, and legendary mermaids.

Divers also often find and swim with a collection of Tuna, Giant Trevally, or Snappers.

In fact, dangerous fish such as Barracuda often accompany divers when enjoying the beauty of the Raja Ampat underwater ecosystem.

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Coral Reef Raja Ampat Conservation

Coral Reef Conservation Raja Ampat

Coral Reef Conservation Raja Ampat

Coral Reef Conservation Raja Ampat – The KM Amanikan tour boat is reportedly dumping anchors in the shallow coral reef area which is one of the dive sites of tourists visiting Arborek Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

The tour boat irritated the residents of Arborek Village. For throwing anchors in an area that should not have been. So, residents reported it. To the Transportation Agency.

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Yohanes B Rahawarin

Head of the Raja Ampat District Transportation Agency. Yohanes B Rahawarin, in Waisai. Confirmed that his office had received a report from the community of Arborek Village. Accompanied by a photo document of the incident.

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He said, his party had also visited the community of Arborek village. And discussed the incident and discussed the regulations. That would be made. So that, no ships would throw anchors carelessly on the Arborek village reef.

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We also discussed with the people of Arborek Village to determine the area. Where tourist boats can park, and dispose of the term. So, as not to damage the coral reefs.” He said.

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According to him, following up on reports from the community of Arborek Village. The Raja Ampat District Transportation Office. Will call on Amanikan to be sanctioned.

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KM Tourist Boat Secure

Based on information compiled in the field, KM Tourist Boat Secure the previous offence has run aground. And damaged the reef on Raja Ampat’s Gan Island. The ship’s master had also undergone legal proceedings.

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In order to stop those things to keep happening in the future. Local Government must take a decisive course of actions. One of the things is that the Blut program. Should develop a watchdog group to regularly. And randomly monitor the area.

The watchdog group must consist of several teams. And every team must be responsible for their own respective area given. Those group should also be equipped by speed boat and other equipment. Such as GPS, Sonar, Walkie Talkie, etc.

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