Savu

The Savu coastline

The Savu coastline
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Long ago, the Savunese say, a giant wave washed away a landmass between Sumba and Timor, leaving behind only the tiny island of Rai Jua. The gods picked up a handful of Rai Juan soil and threw it into the ocean, where it became Savu. To this day, each year the Savunese offer their gratitude and a portion of their harvest to neighboring Rai Jua in a grand ceremony known as hole.