The Naulu and Huaulu Tribes and Modernization in It

This time we will get to know the interior tribes, namely the Naulu tribe in the interior of Maluku, although some areas are already quite developed, it turns out that Maluku still has various fairly traditional tribes there, the Huaulu Tribe who lives in the northern area of ​​Seram Island and the Naulu Tribe who occupies the southern coast of Seram Island. .

  • The Naulu and Huaulu Tribes and Modernization in It
  • The Naulu and Huaulu Tribes and Modernization in It
  • The Naulu and Huaulu Tribes and Modernization in It

History of the Naulu Tribe

The Naulu Tribe and the Huaulu Tribe are actually still from one ancestor. It is said that in ancient times they came from the same father with different mothers. Due to customary problems, the two were separated with the aim of one to the north and the other and the south. Since then, these two tribes have developed rapidly into Naulu and Huaulu. Their kinship is not only found in the story, but also can be seen from some of their traditions that have something in common, including a red cloth called the Berang cloth which must be worn by every adult male in the tribe.

Difference between Naulu and Huaulu suku

One of the most prominent of these two tribes is the Naulu Tribe. This tribe lives in the south of the island of Seram, precisely in two countries or the hamlets of Sepa and Nuanea. Dusun Sepa has a location that is closer to modern life, so the Naulu Tribe who live in this hamlet tend to be more modern and more advanced in the development of their hamlet. To note, Dusun Sepa has 5 settlements namely Bonara, Naulu Lama, Hauwalan, Yalahatan, and Rohua.

Naulu Tribe Tradition

The Naulu tribe has some unique and scary traditions to apply in modern life. One of the most famous is the tradition of beheading as a ritual in some of their traditional ceremonies. One of them is the ceremony of establishing a new traditional house where they need a human skull as a ritual offering to the gods. In addition, this beheading is a sign of maturity of the Naulu men. In the past, a boy had to hand over a severed head to the villagers as proof that he was an adult. However, this tradition has been legally forbidden to carry out since the criminal tragedy in 2005 against the background of this tradition.

Another tradition that still survives is the exclusion of women who are menstruating for the first time and are about to give birth. The Naulu tribe provides a 2×2 meter room called Tikusune. This room serves as a place of seclusion for women who are about to give birth or get their first menstruation. Usually, a woman who is about to give birth and gets her first period will automatically seclude herself from her family and occupy the Tikusune booth until her menstrual period is complete and has givenSumber birth. After that period has passed, then they will return to their respective homes and their families have a party for their return to their families.

Beliefs of the Naulu and Huaulu Tribes

In terms of belief, the Naulu Tribe believes in a creator called Upu Kuanahatana. This belief system is actually part of animism which believes in the powers of ancestral spirits. They believe that these spirits have a great influence on people’s lives, so they are worthy of worship and worship. However, in the modern Indonesian population, this Naulu belief is considered Hinduism.

The Naulu tribe is an example of the thousands of tribes in the archipelago. This culture is a wealth of Indonesia that must be protected together. Apart from being protected, this culture must be developed so that it can survive in the midst of a very heavy modern culture. At the very least, future generations will still recognize the existence of a native Maluku tribe named Naulu. DW
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