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SEA GYPSIES – THE BAJAU TRIBE IN BORNEO

Have you ever heard of sea gypsies-the Bajau tribe in Borneo? They live in their own little paradise.

They don’t know how to write or read, but they definitely know how to live a peaceful life. The Bajau people have lived on the water for years. Small boats were their only home, as they sailed from place to place. That explains why they were considered “sea gypsies”. The only thing they relied on, and still do, was their fishing gear.

In the past, the tribe lived in hiding, far away from civilization. They had their floating villages built on the coral reefs. Throughout the years this way of life changed a little bit. Nowadays, they live on small islands where they sell their fish.

The Bajau people spend two thirds of their lives in the ocean. From an early age, they teach their kids how to dive and swim. At the age of 8, they are already skillful hunters. They may even teach you some of the hunting tricks.

Réhahn, a French photographer, was so impressed by these sea gypsies. A few days spent with the tribe was an unforgettable experience for him. He will forever keep the memory of the place and people, who affected his life on so many levels.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are considered sea gypsies as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are considered sea gypsies as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

The Bajau people in Borneo are called sea gypsies, as they sail from place to place in search of food.

Photo Credits: rehahnphotographer.com, Facebook

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