The Acehnese people live in the northern reaches of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Most Acehnese are farmers, metal workers, or weavers. Acehnese houses often rest atop stilts, allowing the space under the home to be used for storing livestock, tools, and firewood. Traditional homes are constructed of bamboo or coconut tree lumber, with clay tile roofs. The Acehnese practice conservative Islam and implement Sharia law in their province. They sometimes react with violence toward neighbors and friends who choose to leave the Muslim faith.
- Mila Saswati
- Swara Berkat Radio