Get to know the Gayo Tribe, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the archipelago - Trekking |

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Ketambe Adventure - The Gayo tribe is one of the ethnic groups or ethnic groups who inhabit the Gayo Highlands in the central part of Aceh Province.

The Gayo tribe lives in the districts of Bener Meriah, Central Aceh, and Gayo Lues. Some also live in the East Aceh region, namely in the Serba Jadi, Peunaron, and Simpang Jernih sub-districts.

The Gayo tribe belonging to the Proto Melayu (Old Malay) race is thought to have originated from India and began to come to Tanoh Gayo around 2,000 years BC.


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The characteristic of Gayo people is black skin, small body, and curly hair. The Gayo tribe consists of three groups, namely the Gayo Laut people who inhabit the Central Aceh and Bener Meriah areas, the Gayo Lues who inhabit the Gayo Lues and Southeast Aceh areas, and the Gayo Blang who inhabit several sub-districts in Aceh Tamiang.

The language used is Gayo. The language is related to the Karo Batak language in North Sumatra and belongs to a language group called "Northwest Sumatra-Barrier Islands" from the Austronesian language family.

Gayo dialect has several variations, due to the influence of foreign languages. The Gayo language in Lokop is slightly different from the Gayo language in Gayo Kalul, Gayo Lut, Linge, and Gayo Lues. This is due to the influence of the Acehnese language which is more dominant in East Aceh.

While the Gayo Kalul language, in Aceh Tamiang, there is more or less Malay influence, because it is closer to North Sumatra.

Then, Gayo Lues is more influenced by the Alas and Karo languages, due to more interaction with the two tribes, especially the Gayo community in Southeast Aceh Regency.

Only a small part of the Gayo community still includes the names of their clans, especially the Gayo tribe who live in the Bebesen area. The clans of the Gayo Tribe are Ariga, Cibero, Linge, Melala, Munte, Tebe, and Alga.

Gayo people live in small communities called kampongs. Each village is headed by a gecik. A collection of several villages is called a kemukiman, which is led by a mukim.

The traditional government system in the form of leadership elements called sarak opat, consists of reje (king), petue (petua), imem (priest), and rayat (people).

Lineages are drawn on the basis of patrilineal principles. The marriage system that applies based on tradition is split exogamy, with the custom of settling after marriage which is patrilocal (juelen) or matrilocal (angkap).

The smallest kinship group is called sara ine (nuclear family). The union of several nuclear families is called the kitchen sara.

In the past several kitchen sara lived together in a long house, so it was called sara umah. Several longhouses merged into one side

At present, many nuclear families live in their own homes. In the past, the Gayo people developed a livelihood by farming in rice fields and raising livestock, with complex livelihood customs.

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