Polahi tribe is even more behind than the interest rate that is still considered primitive in Indonesia. Average of the other primitive tribes at least have started settling down and started to open the outdoor life.
Polahi tribe has changed lifestyle change (Nomad) from one forest to another forest. They are also not familiar clothing, religion and even they do not know the day.
In everyday they spend all their time in the woods with only a small thatched hut rely on foliage without walls as their temporary resting place.
To make ends meet, they usually hunt wild boar. Deer and snakes. In addition, they also consume leaves, tubers and root crops as a food wicker daily. To cook them using bamboo sticks as a container. How to cook is also very, very simple by including all the groceries into the hole above the fireplace and burned bamboo to bamboo rods had cracked or broken as a sign that the food has finished cooking. The food is 100% original without any seasoning because they are not familiar with seasoning spices.
Another unique thing of interest is how to dress polahi. If we know some tribes in Papua uses Koteka as cover nakedness, then the tribe Polahi prefer to use their loincloths made from the leaves of the tied rope uses of wood biscuits. Loincloth is also used by women. They are not familiar with the breastplate aka Bra. So the women in their daily Polahi Spare Canister alias is half naked.
The most unique of these tribes is the marriage system. They may be the only tribe in Indonesia which adheres to inbreeding, where if a family has children, male and female, they will automatically marry with his brother. So their children once they become law. Even the mother could marry his son and the father could marry his daughter.
If we look at people's lives directly Polahi in Gorontalo, then maybe we will draw the conclusion that this is the most isolated communities, have never come into contact with modern civilization, especially empowered by the government, because the public is really primitive.
There have been many social researchers engaged in the empowerment particularly isolated communities, but the author can guarantee, none of which go directly to the Polahi. We do not know why, but that can be accepted by common sense that they did not get information about this Polahi society.
According to the story, the breakout polahi is the past that make an exodus to the woods for fear and do not want to be colonized by the Dutch, thus making them the tribes until now.
Polahi tribes living in the mountain forest Boliyohuto Gorontalo regency in spite of so very hard for us to see them. It's hard to accept the presence dikarenaka polahi outsiders even fellow citizens Gorontalo. Antisocial attitude is more due to past trauma.
This is also the reason why the research literature concerning the raise polahi still rare.
If you trace the history of the struggle of the people of Gorontalo in expelling the invaders, it turns out this a common thread that can be pulled to find out how the tribe Polahi first appeared. Observer Gorontalo history Muhtar uno in the study, published online can be seen that the Gorontalo is a society that has a very high spirit of patriotism so that they are willing to isolate themselves jungle by reason of forced labor and demands refusing to pay taxes to the Company.
In detail he described the people's resistance against the colonizers Gorontalo has been started since King Eyato became king in Gorontalo in 1673 until 1679 AD.
At that time the king tried to Eyato barrier in the way of the Dutch landed in Gorontalo to burn their boats and Dutch troops are not allowed to take a drink of water in estuaries bone. Just because the Dutch cunning by pretending that cause resistance to invite negotiations stalled because Eyato people were arrested and exiled. Yet the struggle was not interrupted due to the king's successors Biya vigorously oppose the presence of foreign people who want to rob the natural wealth belongs to the indigenous population.
Finally after so long battle against the Dutch, the King Biya with his men captured the Dutch in 1690 and the king Biya and his followers were exiled to Seylon Isnaeni in waste to southern Africa. Meanwhile, two other warriors and Ilato mengihilang Apitalau some where, so he concluded, Apitalau and Ilato with all his soldiers fled into the jungle and then became polahi.
To prove his point that it had witnessed Muhtar uno objects shown to her one-bend at where the object is given by the former polahi. Three kinds of objects that are amulet, a dagger, and copper in the form of a cube with a side length of 5 cm, and on one side of the cube is written with embossed VOC and in 1690 so it is not impossible object is an object that are passed from generation to generation by Warrior King Biya who fled to the woods as they are given by a person who was once a polahi.
In spite of it all certainly is the interest Polahi there because they do not want to live within the confines of colonialism. That's why they called Polahi from Gorontalo language means escape. Their lives are very far away from modern civilization, they live under rocks or in caves, in the lodge even in the tree -
Polahi tribes living in forests they generally scatter in small groups. They are in the woods in the District Paguyaman, Boliyohuto and Suwawa. Ministry of Social Affairs Gorontalo regency have to identify with a group of 9 people polahi, group 18, group 21 or 70 groups based on the number of members of the group in one village. They live in farming, hunting wild boar and do not know the cover wearing only underwear and lust from palm leaves and bark. Their house is simple, no walls and to reach the location of the township polahi have to walk for seven hours. Primitive life is also reflected in an incestuous relationship in which the relationship can occur between a father with his daughter, or a mother with her son seseama even between siblings.
It is clear that this culture is contrary to the teachings of religion are strictly prohibited even in Islam is known as the concept of mahram which regulate social relations between individuals who are still counted in the kinship. Research shows that these high-potential incestuous relationships produce children who are biologically weak both physically and mentally. The condition occurs because of underdevelopment not only because of its remoteness but untouched by the name of education even in their culture unknown count count and the names of the day. The maximum number they can count is four rest is plenty.
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