Kai – The Evav Land

Islands (also Kei Islands) of Indonesia are in the south-eastern part of the Maluku Islands, in Maluku Province. Inhabitants called the islands Nuhu Evav (Evav Islands) or Tanah Evav (Evav Land), but known as Kei for people from neighbourhood islands. “Kai” is actually a Dutch colonial era spelling, still persisting in books based on old resources.

The islands are on the edge of the Banda Sea, south of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of New Guinea, west of the Aru Islands, and northeast of the Tanimbar Islands. The small group called Tayandu Islands (also Tahayad) is just west.

Kei Besar is mountainous and densely forested. Kei Kecil has the biggest population, and is flat. Actually it is a lifted coral reef. The capital is the town of Tual, mostly inhabited by Muslims. Nearby Langgur is the center for Christians. Kei is famous for the beauty of its beaches, e.g. Pasir Panjang. The Kei islands are part of Wallacea, the group of Indonesian islands that are separated by deep water from both the Asian and Australian continental shelves, and were never linked to either continent. As a result the Kei Islands have few native mammals and are part of the Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests ecoregion.

Three Austronesian languages are spoken on the Kei Islands; Keiese is the most widely spoken, in 207 villages on Kei Kecil, Kei Besar, and surrounding islands. Kurese is spoken on Kur Island and nearby Kaimeer, where Kei is used as a lingua franca. Bandanese is spoken in the villages of Banda-Eli (Wadan El) and Banda-Elat (Wadan Elat) on the west and northeastern side of Kei Besar. Banda speakers originally came from the Banda Islands, but the language is no longer spoken there. There is no native writing system for Keiese Language. Dutch catholic missionaries write the language using a variety of the Roman alphabet.

Leatherback turtle

Tabob designation in the language Kei ) or known as leatherback turtle is a typical marine resources and endemic in the coastal area west of Kei Kecil island, especially in indigenous areas Roah Nu Fit. The view of the availability of Marine Resources (SDL) by most people in the Nu Fit Roah is ” Tabob “Is a resource that is not going extinct. This is based on the assumption that traditional societies Tabob as Tad (sign) Ub (ancestral) , And their food heritage. This enables them to hunt tabobas much as possible without regard to its sustainability.

Communities in Nu fit to believe that tabob in waters derived from marine Nu Fit Papua. Tabob will come in the waters of Nu Fit in large numbers when the season arrives west (marked by the sound of Thunder in the north; September-February). Tabob could be “ordered or ordered” to turn, lift the head and the other when the going was stabbed; very tame even be approached by boat. Tabobis Tom – Tad (Ie sign) for the Nu Fit and is a food heritage and will never become extinct. Seven lines contained in the back tabob is the flagship property of Nu Fit. Tabob white-headed greatest.

Hawang Cave

The cave is located at 15 km from Langgur Letvuan. A pool of fresh water in the reflection of the beautiful sunshine. In Goa there Dilam stone that symbolizes a man holding a spear with 2 per dog. According to local legend that a man went hunting wild boar with his dog. The dog was chasing prey to pigs and cola mini game is missing here. Then, tired and hungry because they are hunters and anjingnyameminum water kola is a ter asa very bitter at the time. Angry and disappointed because this is the hunter cursed with dirty words that lead him and his dog was changed into stone. According to public confidence around the cave that still bergentayang evil spirit on the ground.

Ohoidertawun Beach

The beach is very attractive shelter and home stays off the coast entirely made with local ingredients that the floors and walls are made of bamboo and the roof is made from sago leaves. There is also available a café for visitors. White sand beach at low tide becomes very large jutting into the sea up to more than 200 meters can be used for beach soccer facility.