Mentawai Islands Regency

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The Mentawai Islands Regency are a chain of about seventy islands and islets approximately 150 km off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.wikipedia
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Sumatra

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The Mentawai Islands Regency are a chain of about seventy islands and islets approximately 150 km off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.
The Indian Ocean borders the west, northwest, and southwest coasts of Sumatra with the island chain of Simeulue, Nias and Mentawai off the western coast.

Siberut

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Siberut at 4,030 km2 is the largest of the islands.
Siberut is the largest and northernmost of the Mentawai Islands, lying 150 kilometres west of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean.

North Pagai

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The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan).
North Pagai (Indonesian: Pagai Utara) is one of the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

Mentawai people

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The indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the Mentawai people.
Mentawai (also known as Mentawei and Mentawi) people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands, in Siberut, about 100 miles from West Sumatra province, Indonesia.

South Pagai

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The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan).
South Pagai (Indonesian: Pagai Selatan) is one of the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

West Sumatra

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It includes the Mentawai Islands off the coast.

Mentawai Strait

The islands lie off the Sumatran coast, across the Mentawai Strait.
Mentawai Strait separates the island of Sumatra from the small archipelago of the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia.

Tuapeijat

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Tuapeijat (also spelled Tuapejat or Tua Pejat) is a town within North Sipore District in the Mentawai Islands Regency of West Sumatra province of Indonesia and it is the administrative seat (capital) of Mentawai Islands Regency.

Sipura

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The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan).
Sipore (Indonesian: Sipora or sometimes spelled Sipura ) located off Sumatra in Indonesia, is the smallest and most developed of the four Mentawai Islands at only 845 km 2.

Pagai Island macaque

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This includes six endemic primates: the Kloss's gibbon (Hylobates klossii), Mentawai macaque (Macaca pagensis), Siberut macaque (Macaca siberu), Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), Siberut langur (Presbytis siberu), and pig-tailed langur (Simias concolor).
The Pagai Island macaque (Macaca pagensis), also known as the Pagai macaque or Bokkoi, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra.

Padang

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Padang is a common transit point for surfers travelling to Batu Islands and Mentawai Islands, and for tourists visiting the West Sumatran highlands.

Siberut National Park

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Some areas of the Mentawai Islands rainforest ecoregion are protected, such as the Siberut National Park.
Siberut National Park comprises 1,905 km 2 (47%) of the island of Siberut in the Mentawai Islands of West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Kloss's gibbon

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This includes six endemic primates: the Kloss's gibbon (Hylobates klossii), Mentawai macaque (Macaca pagensis), Siberut macaque (Macaca siberu), Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), Siberut langur (Presbytis siberu), and pig-tailed langur (Simias concolor).
Kloss's gibbon exclusively lives on the Mentawai Islands that lie to the west of Sumatra.

Mentawai langur

Presbytis potenzianiSiberut langur
This includes six endemic primates: the Kloss's gibbon (Hylobates klossii), Mentawai macaque (Macaca pagensis), Siberut macaque (Macaca siberu), Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), Siberut langur (Presbytis siberu), and pig-tailed langur (Simias concolor).
It is endemic to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia.

Pig-tailed langur

SimiasSimias concolor
This includes six endemic primates: the Kloss's gibbon (Hylobates klossii), Mentawai macaque (Macaca pagensis), Siberut macaque (Macaca siberu), Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), Siberut langur (Presbytis siberu), and pig-tailed langur (Simias concolor).
This primate lives only on the Mentawai Islands, where it is known as simakobou in Siberut and simasepsep on the southern islands of Sipura, North Pagai, and South Pagai.

Mentawai Festival

Metawai Festival or Mentawai Charm Festival (Festival Pesona Mentawai) is a traditional festival/carnival held annually since 2016 at Mentawai Islands Regency, West Sumatra in Indonesia.

Sunda megathrust

Sunda subduction megathrust
The Mentawai Islands lie above the Sunda megathrust, a seismically active zone responsible for many great earthquakes.
The Sunda megathrust is curviplanar, forming an arc in map view and, at least in Sumatra, increasing in dip from 5°-7° near the trench, then increasing gradually from 15°-20° beneath the Mentawai Islands to about 30° below the coastline of Sumatra.

1833 Sumatra earthquake

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In 1833, the region was hit with an earthquake, possibly similar in size to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; another large earthquake struck in 1797.
The rupture extent and the magnitude of this earthquake has been determined using the effect of relative sea level changes on coral microatolls from a group of small islands along the outer arc ridge that runs parallel the coast of Sumatra, the Mentawai islands.

Indonesia

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The Mentawai Islands Regency are a chain of about seventy islands and islets approximately 150 km off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

Surfing

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The Mentawai Islands have become a noted destination for surfing, with over 40 boats offering surf charters to international guests.

Pleistocene

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The islands have been separated from Sumatra since the mid-Pleistocene period, which has allowed at least twenty endemic species to develop amongst its flora and fauna.

Endemism

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The islands have been separated from Sumatra since the mid-Pleistocene period, which has allowed at least twenty endemic species to develop amongst its flora and fauna.