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Indigenous Indonesian Tribe Emerges for Annual Tribute

No one knows where Indonesia’s Baduy people got their name: some say it is from the “Cibaduy” river in West Java, or that it’s a reference to the grass, “Areuy Baduyut,” that grows in their territory, or that it is a derivative of the bedouin nomadic tribes of Africa and the Middle East.  They don’t keep any written records themselves. But this hermetic community is a rare success story: an indigenous group that has maintained its ancient way of life, spurning modern technology,...

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