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Know Before You Go
- It should be known that there are many villages on Sumba that follow the Marapu faith which worship ancestors as intermediaries to the Almighty Creator. Similar to the ancient beliefs on. Java, the Marapu hold religious values that are believed to hold powers over human safety, punishments ,failures, dooms, protection, assistance and natural disasters. In the Marapu language they say : “Ina papa nuku, ama papa sara”, meaning that all human beings and all earth's resources are created from the same source, hence all men are born equal.Because their houses have been preserved since the megalithic age it is important to respect their beliefs that continue to trust in the old traditions, among which is that no tree in the forest may be randomly cut down. No tree may be hacked down before fulfilling the required rituals to ask for the permission of the ancestors.