Tribe Profile
Version: United States
Season: Micronesia
Namesake: Falsely claimed to be
Micronesian for "good"
by Erik Reichenbach
Tribe Type: Merged Tribe
Day Formed: Day 22
Tribes Merged: Airai
Lowest Placing Member: Eliza Orlins (10/20)
Highest Placing Member: Parvati Shallow (Winner)

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Tribe Emblem

Dabu has no emblem.


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Dabu is the merged tribe of Airai​ and Malakal​ from Survivor: Micronesia. Their tribe color is green.

Largely controlled by the all-female Black Widow Brigade, Dabu saw the first all-female final four after a series of devastating blindsides. Their tribe color was green.


 Alexis Jones
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 Amanda Kimmel
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 Cirie Fields
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 Eliza Orlins
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 Erik Reichenbach
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 James Clement
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 Jason Siska
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 Natalie Bolton
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 Ozzy Lusth
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 Parvati Shallow
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Tribe History

Episode 9-11

In "I'm in Such a Hot Pickle!", the two tribes of Malakal and Airai merged. Erik Reichenbach thought up the name Dabu, telling everyone it meant good in Micronesian. In reality he just thought is was a cool word so the tribe became Dabu, featuring six favorites and four fans. The favorites had the numbers, but Parvati did not trust Eliza at all since Eliza had targeted her previously. With Parvati's original alliance of herself, James, Ozzy, Cirie, and Amanda, her new alliance of herself, Amanda, Natalie, and Alexis, and Ozzy trusting Erik, that left Jason and Eliza on the outside, but Jason told Eliza that he had the idol. Things got temporarily complicated for Amanda when Parvati included her in a new alliance without her knowing, and with Alexis growing closer to Ozzy. Jason won the first Immunity Challenge. Jason revealed his idol which was actually a fake that Ozzy made, which frustrated Eliza. However, she decided to play it anyway, much to the amusement of Ozzy. Eliza was voted off by a vote of 8-2, becoming the first Jury member.

In "I Promise...", the castaways were split into two teams for the Reward Challenge.  The team of Amanda, Erik, Jason, and Ozzy won the reward. Cirie was sent to Exile Island. Parvati won the second individual Immunity Challenge. Ozzy was blindsided by a vote of 5-4, becoming the second jury member.

In "I'm Ruthless... and Have a Smile on My Face", the Survivor Auction was held, with Jason being exiled. Erik won the Immunity Challenge. Jason was voted off by a vote of 4-3-1, becoming the third member of the jury.

Episode 12-13

In "I'm Gonna Fix Her!", Alexis win the Reward Challenge. Alexis invites Cirie and Natalie on the reward. Amanda is exiled. Erik wins the Immunity Challenge. James is evacuated due to medical reasons and becomes the fourth jury member. Amanda uses the Hidden Immunity Idol she found on Exile Island, which proves to save herself, negating the four votes against her. Alexis was voted off by a vote of 2-0, becoming the fifth jury member.

In "If It Smells Like a Rat, Give It Cheese", Erik wins the Reward Challenge and invites Amanda to partake in it. Erik wins his third straight Immunity Challenge. At the Tribal Council, Erik mistakenly gives his necklace to Natalie, and the four girls eliminate Erik, making him the sixth jury member.

Season Finale

In the season finale "Stir the Pot!", the four-girl alliance must face off against each other. Amanda wins the last two Immunity Challenges. Natalie found herself on the outs as the last fan standing, and is voted off by a vote of 3-1, becoming the seventh Jury member. The final three are shocked to learn that there would be a final 2 this season. At the penultimate Tribal Council, Amanda casts the only ballot, and based on her friendship with Parvati and how difficult going up against Cirie in the Final 2 would be, she sends Cirie to jury, making her the eighth and last jury member. The final two of Amanda and Parvati face the jury.

At the Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites Reunion Show, Parvati is announced the winner by a vote of 5-3.



  • Erik Reichenbach chose the tribe name. He claimed that it was Micronesian for "good", but later admitted in a confessional that he made the name up.
    • Unknown to many, "dabu" is a real word from a Micronesian language. It actually means "ladle". However, the official language of the Micronesian region is English.
  • Erik also designed and painted the tribe flag.
  • Dabu is one of 5 merged tribes to enter the merge with half of the entire cast remaining. The other 4 tribes were, Chuay Jai, Chaboga Mogo, Nobag, and Yin Yang.