Pieces of a Whole
Sometimes referred to as “sea nomads,” the Bajau Laut tribe lives in several different areas around Southeast Asia. Although they have settlements in other places, the Bajau Laut has key settlements in the Philippines, Brunei, and Malaysia. Their major settlements, or “hubs,” are placed in areas with habitable shores and fruitful vegetation nearby. There are intermittent settlements in between the hub settlements to provide places for traveling tribe members to eat and rest.
A Dangerous Set of Skills
It’s estimated that the Bajau Laut tribe has around one million members, although that information will never truly be collected because they do not share their tribal history with the outside world. However, they do share their rituals and skills to help them stay afloat (financially). The Bajau Laut tribe has been mastering a particular skill for centuries that has allowed them to become a wealthy and modernized group. This particular skill is so dangerous and difficult that nobody else on Earth can perform it, making them an invaluable resource to society…