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              Ethnicity:   Wallacean
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    Should Eastern Indonesia(Wallacea) even been considered Southeast Asia?

    So everyone knows what "Asians" look like and what they stereopically consist of culturally:Buddhism,Confucianism,and Hinduism or all three in Southeast Asia.And of course,Mongoloid physical features and eating and farming rice.Then all these features coincide with Geography and tectonic plates and certain fauna and flora.Also,Sino Tibetan and Austro Asiatic languages along with the Asiatic Austronesian languages.

    First,when I say East Indonesia I will exclude West Papua and Sulawesi,and be talking specifically about Nusa Tengarra(Timor,Sumba,Flores,Sumbawa,etc) and the Maluku Islands.All these inbetween Sulawesi and Papua,south of the Phillipines.Now on more than half of these account,Eastern Indonesia fails at.Eastern Indonesian islands are not only VERY heavily admixed or even mostly Papuan in ancestry like certain Timorese and Moluccans from Seram or Kei or the most isolated and mountainous jungle tribes,but quite a few languages in East Indo are not even Austronesian but belong to or are related to Papuan languages.Up next is the fact that Wallacea has never even been part of the Asian mainland nor Asian tectonic plates,which gives Wallacea extremely unique fauna such as Komodo Dragons,Birds of Paradise species,and Marsupial species.Yes,you heard that right.East Indonesia,such as the island of Seram,the biggest and most isolated Moluccan island,has ****ING KANGAROO species.The isolated tribesman there such as the Masuane and Nuaulu even hunt eat them.And this comes to another point,religion.Wallacea is the only majority protestant region in Southeast Asia,with a minorit6 of Catholics and Islam.Wallacea never really had any influence at all from East Asian philosophy such as Confucianism and Buddhism,and had even neligible influence from Hinduism unlike West Indonesia.Physical appearance,East Indos and Timorese seldom resemble any East Asian Mongoloids as well.And my last point is East Indos just dont "seem" very stereotypically Asian.In general and from even my own family and anecdotal exp.,Moluccans are very warm,extroverted,religious,family oriented,passionate,musical and creatively inclined,and also temperamental compared to any other East Asians.Just look at the history of the Dutch Moluccans RMS independence movement and protest and terrorism and riot history.And speaking of family,Moluccans have gigantuc families,average family size being 4-8 kids.Lastly,Moluccans and most East Indos DONT use rice as a staple food but instead use sago,taro,cassava,and breadfruit as mainstays witn rice more an afterthought just like the South Pacific.So what is yalls thoughts?Anecdotal experience is welcome.

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              Ethnicity:   Wallacean
    East-Timor Papua-New-Guinea

    Courtesy of a close Dutch Moluccan(Seramese) friend from a scientific anthropoligical source




    Maps of Wallaceas distinctiveness









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    @222

    I google eastern Indonesia (Nusa Tengarra,Timor,Sumba,Flores,Sumbawa,the Maluku Islands) and this is what I saw..
    nusa tengarra


    east timor


    sumba

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              Ethnicity:   Wallacean
    East-Timor Papua-New-Guinea

    Just for contrast,look at Jackie Chan in East Timor:







    Are they really the same "race"?Thats eye opening to see a Mongoloid man stick out so much in what is supposedly also a "Southeast Asian" country (East Timor).

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    Pray for Lombok Earthquake 2018!

    I pray and wish the Wallaceans in Lombok Island to survive and do their best!


    PRAY FOR LOMBOK' Lombok earthquake – Indonesian island hit by ANOTHER 6.2 tremor flattening buildings and sending people fleeing as death toll from last disaster rises to 347

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/695859...h-toll-latest/


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              Ethnicity:   Wallacean
    East-Timor Papua-New-Guinea

    Quote Originally Posted by 222 View Post
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    Pray for Lombok Earthquake 2018!

    I pray and wish the Wallaceans in Lombok Island to survive and do their best!


    PRAY FOR LOMBOK' Lombok earthquake – Indonesian island hit by ANOTHER 6.2 tremor flattening buildings and sending people fleeing as death toll from last disaster rises to 347

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/695859...h-toll-latest/





    Apparently,Moluccan Muslims and Christians were set against each other by the foreign outside terrorist extremist group Laskar Jihad purposely by the Indo go vernment to divide and weaken us.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSI_...&feature=share

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              Ethnicity:   Wallacean
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    Masaman,the Youtube Anthropoligist finally actually include Eastern "Indonesia" in Oceania where it rightly belongs!





    https://www.transitionsabroad.com/li...-wallace.shtml

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