Lopo, Nenas traditional house

Written by on May 26, 2012 in NTT Timor Traditional Villages with 0 Comments

Timor West Nenas traditional house, Lopo

Lopu-house-in-the-mountains-of-West-Timor

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The Meto are the indigenous peoples of Gunung Mutis, speaking mollo-miomafo a dialect of the Atoni language. The Gunung Mutis habitants customarily believe that their ancestors actually came from Gunung Mutis. The Meto people is believed to have occupied the lands around Gunung Mutis for more than 13.000 years as hunters and gatherers and further to have began domesticating livestock about 4.500 years ago. Still the lopo traditional grass thatched houses are seen in all the villages in the area while of course also here the more modern forms of housing are taking over. Tin roofing and wooden walls are the common way of building even in the remotest villages these days.

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