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The terming of this small culture as a separate "civilization" is an example of media hype. A non-isolated village of 10,000 people would never be described as a civilization while it existed. Since the village was destroyed, calling it a "lost civilization" makes the story more romantic, but this is not accurate. The article title should be changed to something like Tambora (culture). WolfmanSF 20:25, 14 July 2007 (UTC)