Mod Aki Aksa’s traditional house (

West Irian Jaya Province is a new province resulting from the division of Papua Province based on Law no. 45 of 1999. On 7 February 2007, West Irian Jaya officially changed its name to West Papua Province. Papua and West Papua are provinces with special autonomy status. Administratively, West Papua Province consists of 10 regencies and one municipality. The regencies include Fakfak, Kaimana, Manokwari, Maybrat, Raja Ampat, Sorong, South Sorong, Tambrauw, Bintuni Bay, Wondama Bay, and Sorong City.

The capital of the province of West Papua is Manokwari. This area includes the bird’s head area of ​​the island of Papua and the surrounding islands. The area of ​​this province is about 126,093 km2. To the north, the province is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, to the west by North Maluku Province and Maluku Province, to the east by the Cendrawasih Bay, to the south by Papua Province.

A millipede village (

The population in West Papua consists of many ethnic groups with different languages. Even within one ethnic group, there are those who have many languages. The West Papua region is not identical with their respective cultural areas because these ethnic groups are spread over several districts. The Arfak tribe inhabits the Arfak mountains, in Manokwari district to Bintuni bay. The Doteri ethnic group is a migrant ethnic group from Numfor Island in the coastal area of ​​Wondama Bay Regency along with the Kuri, Simuri, irarutu, Sebyar, Moscona, Mairasi, Kambou, Onim, Sekar, Maibrat, Tehit, Imeko, Moi, Tipin, Maya and other ethnic groups. Biak.

Aksa Battery Mod (Lgkojei)

It is a traditional house of the Arfak tribe, inhabiting the Arfak mountains, known as the millipede traditional house, in the form of a rectangular house on stilts, has its own uniqueness with a very large number of supporting poles. These support poles are all over the space under the house. These poles are made of sturdy wood with various heights, both tall and short. The closer the house is to the inside, the pillars are getting higher and sometimes up to four meters high.


Mod Aki Aksa’s traditional house (

This traditional house of Mod Aki Aksa consists of one floor made of wood and the roof is made of sago leaves or straw. With walls made of butska tree bark. While the roof is made of pandan leaves, while the floor is made of nibung or bamboo under it supported by poles.

Usually this house is closed without any windows and only has a front door and a back door. To get to the entrance you have to use a simple wooden staircase.

And through the cracks in the floor, fresh air was able to enter the house, with the wide underside of the house often used to store firewood and also as a cattle barn.


In the traditional house of Mod Aki Aksa there are usually several rooms, namely a room for women (king) and a room for men (meiges) as well as a room with a special place for traditional ceremonies and parties. Meanwhile, the floor in the living room is not covered with nibung sticks, so if there is a traditional party in the form of a dance, it is done on the ground.


Carving on pillars and statues of ancestors (

According to the customs and beliefs of the people there, these pillars are carved and equipped with statues of ancestors as a barrier to the evil forces of black magic and to protect themselves from enemies and threats of people with evil intentions.

TMII map (

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