Indonesia is a vast archipelago extending from the island of Sumatra just south of the Nicobar Islands in the west) to Irian Jaya (West Papua) in the east. The farther one travels east from Jakarta, the nation’s capital, the darker the population gets particularly in moving from Bali to NTT, from NTT to the Moluccas and from thence to West Papua. Although the BLACFOUNDATION is interested in the populations and cultures of all of these islands, it is particularly interested in the peoples and cultures of Eastern Indonesia, namely: NTT, Timor, the Malukkas, and West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya).

Irian Jaya – Indonesia