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Stone Jumping In North Sumatra

NIAS ISLAND, INDONESIA - FEBRUARY 22: A villager wearing traditional war dress known as leama poses in Bawomataluo village on February 22, 2013 in Nias Island, Indonesia. Stone Jumping is a traditional ritual, with locals leaping over large stone towers, which in the past resulted in serious injury and death. Stone jumping in Nias Island was originally a tradition born of the habit of inter tribal fighting on the island of Nias. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Stone jumping in Indonesia

February 26, 2013

Stone Jumping is a traditional ritual on the remote Nias Island in North Sumatra, with locals leaping over large stone towers, which in the past resulted in serious injury and death. Stone jumping in Indonesia originated as a tradition born of the habit of inter tribal fighting on the island of Nias.