Lamalera whale hunters, Lembata island

The Traditional Whale Hunt Of Lamalera On Flores

Around the world, the village of Lamalera on the island of Lembata onĀ FloresĀ is known as the home of traditional whale hunting. Portuguese documents dating back to 1643 already mention that these heroic hunts were sighted then. In Lamalera, villagers hunt large sea animals, like whales, manta rays and sometimes dolphins to provide food and a[…]

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