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Welaus (Lesser Sunda Islands)
Coordinates 9 ° 30 ′  S , 124 ° 58 ′  E Coordinates: 9 ° 30 ′  S , 124 ° 58 ′  E
Basic data
Country Indonesia

Geographical unit

Nusa Tenggara
province Nusa Tenggara Timur
height 144 m

Welaus is an Indonesian town in the south of the island of Timor , at an altitude of 144  m . It belongs to the Desa Nordlakekun ( Kobalima District , Malaka Administrative Region , East Nusa Tenggara Province ).

Welaus is one of the westernmost settlements of the Bunak , an ethnic group that mostly lives in the neighboring state of East Timor . Most of the Bunak in Malaka Governorate are descendants of refugees who left East Timorese Maucatar when it was given to the Portuguese by the Dutch in 1916 .

Individual evidence

  1. Antoinette Schapper: Finding Bunaq: The homeland and expansion of the Bunaq in central Timor ( Memento of the original from October 24, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed January 26, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / epress.anu.edu.au