13 September 2010

Mourning in Funereal Torajaland

The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to Tana Toraja, a mountainous region of South Sulawesi. Most of the population is Christian or have local animist beliefs known as aluk. Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days.

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