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How many tribes are there in Sumatra?

How many tribes are there in Sumatra?

In the 1950s there was some discussion about making Sumatra a separate state but not much happened on that. Although nearly all of the approximately 20 ethnolinguistic groups of Sumatra are devout practitioners of Islam, they nonetheless differ strikingly from one another, particularly in their family structures.

What is the Sumatran rainforest being cut down for?

It is home to lesser-known marvels, like the proboscis monkey, sun bear, clouded leopard and flying fox bat. But these magnificent creatures are disappearing as their forest homes are rapidly being cut down to make way for oil palm plantations or destroyed by commercial or illegal logging.

What is a rainforest tribe?

Our rainforests are not just home to animals and plants; they are also home to groups of people. There are many tribes of people who call the rainforest home but the most well-known are the Yanomami tribe, the pygmy tribe and the Huli tribe. The Yanomami Tribe. The Yanomami tribe live in the South American rainforest.

Are there rainforests in Sumatra?

The 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.

What is the main religion in Sumatra?


Religion in Sumatra – 2010 Census
Islam 87.1%
Christianity 10.7%
Buddhism 1.4%
Hinduism 0.3%

Is poaching in Sumatra illegal?

Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade The trade in live tigers and tiger body parts is banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Despite this, Sumatran tigers are still hunted for their body parts including whiskers, teeth, bones, and claws for use in traditional Chinese medicines.

What percent of Sumatra is rainforest?

The bulk of forest loss occurred in secondary forests that had been previously degraded by logging. Only 8 percent of Sumatra retains virgin forest.

Can I live in a rainforest?

Tropical rainforests are home to indigenous peoples who rely on their surroundings for food, shelter, and medicines. Today very few forest people live in traditional ways; most have been displaced by outside settlers or have been forced to give up their lifestyles by governments.