Halmahera: Maluku’s Largest Island

ts native inhabitants are mostly members of unique ethnic groups who speak languages more closely related to those of Papua and the Pacific than to languages spoken elsewhere in Indonesia or even Maluku. These peoples hold onto some fascinating traditions, though like everywhere in the region, you must be lucky enough to happen on a special event to see traditional rituals, costumes and dancing. Over the years.

The pages below are just a quick overview of the various regions of Halmahera – for many of them I have built separate pages where you will find more detailed info on their attractions and culture.

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