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Beautiful Gene Mutation : A Tribe in Indonesia With Black Hair & Blue Eyes

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When talk about blonde hair and blue eyes we always think about the European. But it’s not only European that have the blue eyes, a tribe in Indonesia do have a pair of beautiful blue eyes too!

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The Buton tribe is one of the tribes in Indonesia, precisely in the province of Southeast Sulawesi on the island of Buton. Among the Butonese, there are several groups of people who have a uniqueness that is different from other Butonese, namely blue eyes even though their skin is brown but they have bright blue eyes that can hardly be found among other people on the island.

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According to Sin Chew, the blue eyes of Butonese is the result of a rare genetic disorder that causes their eyes to turn blue. The genetic disorder is known as “Waardenburg Syndrome”.

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Waardenburg Syndrome is a group of rare genetic conditions characterised by at least some degree of congenital hearing loss and pigmentation deficiencies.

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These deficiencies can cause bright blue eyes, or one blue eye and one brown eye, a white forelock, or patches of light skin.

BLUE EYE TRIBE of INDONESIA 🇮🇩The Buton tribe is one of the tribes in Indonesia, precisely in the province of…

Posted by Discover ASEAN on Ahad, 27 September 2020