Indonesia has many ethnic groups scattered, even to the interior. One of them is the Suku Anak Dalam in Jambi, or also known as the Orang Rimba.

There are thousands of tribes in Indonesia

The archipelago consists of various ethnic groups. According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), in 2016 there were around 1,128 ethnic groups that spread to the interior of Indonesia. Due to certain limitations, indeed not all regions in Indonesia can be reached by public transportation, so not many people know the existence of remote tribes, friends.

Kubu Tribe, another name for Suku Anak Dalam

Kubu tribe better known as Suku Anak Dalam or Orang Rimba, is a tribe that inhabits the area around South Sumatra and Jambi, although most of them settled more in Jambi.

In 2015, President Joko Widodo also visited Jambi and met and interacted directly with the Anak Dalam Tribe.

Some stories about the origin of the Anak Dalam tribe

There are several versions of the ancestors of the Anak Dalam Tribe. One of them is that the Anak Dalam tribe actually came from Pagaruyung – West Sumatra, which then fled to Jambi. The reason is that the Suku Anak Dalam also adheres to a matrilineal kinship system (according to maternal lineage) like the Minangkabau.

But there are also other versions, lo, friends! For example the story that at first the ancestors of the Anak Dalam Tribe were Maalau Sesat people who fled to around the Bukit Duabelas National Park and eventually settled there. Today, Bukit Dua Belas National Park is a refuge for the Anak Dalam Tribe.

Anak Dalam Tribe Life In

Generally, Kubu or Suku Anak Dalam live by hunting. But there are also those who carry out agricultural activities. Although natural resources are increasingly depleting in their natural environment, friends.

Anak Dalam Tribe Belief in

Most of the people in this tribe still adheres to animism – that is, every object on earth must be respected and respected. But some time ago, there were also some Suku Anak Dalam people who converted to Islam.

Learn to read and write

There is a kind-hearted teacher who has been visiting the Suku Anak Dalam area since the 1990s, then taught them to read and write. The teacher named Butet Manurung then founded a school called Sokola Rimba and the story was later taken to the big screen to become a true story film. So, are you interested in traveling and having fun on holiday to Indonesia?