Nuaulu, South in Indonesia

Nuaulu, South
Photo Source:  Anonymous 
Map Source:  West Melanesia
People Name: Nuaulu, South
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,100
World Population: 2,100
Primary Language: Nuaulu, South
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 8.00 %
Evangelicals: 6.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Maluku-Central
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Nuaulu are a Melanisian people that live in the jungles of the island of Seram. They are known as head hunters, with the last case being in relatively recent times.

Where Are they Located?

They are located in Seram, Indonesia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They live a hunter-gatherer existence in the jungles of their island home. The women forage locally, but the men undertake hunting trips that may last a week.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nuaulu practice ancestor worship, and make sacrifices for hunting success. They also believe their ancestors manifest as certain animals, and will therefore not harm individuals of that species.

Text Source:   Anonymous