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The Toraja people had little notion of themselves as a distinct ethnic group before the 20th century. Before Dutch colonization and Christianize, Torajans, who lived in highland areas, identified with their villages and did not share a broad sense of identity. Although complexes of rituals created linkages between highland villages, there were variations in dialects, differences in social hierarchies, and an array of ritual practices in the Sulawesi highland region. “Toraja” (from the coastal languages’ to, meaning people; and riaja, uplands) was first used as a lowlander expression for highlanders. As a result, “Toraja” initially had more currency with outsiders—such   as the Bugis and Makassarese, who constitute a majority of the lowland of Sulawesi—than  with insiders. The Dutch missionaries’ presence in the highlands gave rise to the Toraja ethnic consciousness in the Sa’dan Toraja  region, and this shared identity grew with the rise of tourism in the Tana Toraja Regency.
Since then, South Sulawesi has four main ethnic groups—the Bugis (the majority, including shipbuilders and seafarers), the Makassarese (lowland traders and seafarers), the Mandarese (trader s and fishermen), and the Toraja (highland rice cultivators).

TORAJA TOUR is the 24h daily on-line tour operator and travel service in Indonesia  specialized to offers all the tourism assistance and  the service to discover Toraja in Sulawesi from Java (Surabaya ) or from Bali. TORAJA TOUR The Tour Operator and Travel Service  Tour Operator specialized offering all  Toraja tour service  to assist you visiting Tana Toraja (Toraja Land) easier:
1. Toraja Tour Package
We provide Sulawesi Tour (Celebes Tour)  All tour packages to discover Celebes especially tour packages that designed to visit and discover Tana Toraja easier from Makassar (Ujung Pandang).
2. Car hire or rent car to visit Toraja.
With reliable driver and comfortable car for your tour to Toraja.
3. Room Hotel reservation for hotel in Toraja
The comfortable room for your tour to Toraja such as all Hotel in Toraja such us Toraja Heritage, Marante Toraja, Toraja Prince  etc or Hotels in Makasssar.
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