East Timor. Uma Lulik.

Although language, culture and traditions across each community in East Timor varies, there are several elements of life  that connects them all;  the common understanding of the language Tetun, the worship of ancestors and the importance of Uma Lulik or the Sacred House. These houses are symbolic of self-determination, self-assurance and confidence.  They also represent the strength, loyalty and beliefs of a nation enriched by its ancestry. They vary in size, shape and design but are equally impressive. Enjoy…


Have you been to East Timor? Did you see these Sacred Houses? I’d love to hear about your adventure!