Malakal​ is a tribe on Survivor: Micronesia.

This tribe was comprised of favorite Survivor players from previous seasons. Malakal's tribe color is purple.

At the Final 16, a tribe switch occurred. The new Malakal consisted of four Fans and four Favorites. Malakal lost all four post-switch Immunity Challenges, merging with a 6-4 minority. Despite this more Favorites made the merge with a 6-4 majority over the Fans.


 Amanda Kimmel
23, Los Angeles, CA
S16 amanda t
 Ami Cusack
34, Golden, CO
S16 ami t
 Cirie Fields
37, Norwalk, CT
S16 cirie t
 Eliza Orlins
24, Manhattan, NY
S16 eliza t
 James Clement
30, Lafayette, LA
S16 james t
 Jon Dalton
33, Los Angeles, CA
Pearl Islands
S16 jon t
 Jonathan Penner
45, Los Angeles, CA
Cook Islands
S16 jonathan t
 Ozzy Lusth
26, Venice, CA
Cook Islands
S16 ozzy t
 Parvati Shallow
25, Los Angeles, CA
Cook Islands
S16 parvati t
 Yau-Man Chan
55, Martinez, CA
S16 yauman t

 Amanda Kimmel
S16 amanda t
 Ami Cusack
S16 ami t
 Chet Welch
S16 chet t
 Cirie Fields
S16 cirie t
S16 erik t
 Joel Anderson
S16 joel t
 Ozzy Lusth
S16 ozzy t
S16 tracy t

Tribe History

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  • Malakal and its rival tribe, Airai, were the first tribes in Survivor history to each have ten members on Day 1.
  • Malakal is the first starting purple tribe to produce a winner.
  • Erik Reichenbach was the only original Airai on post-switch Malakal to make the merge.
  • Six members of the original Malakal tribe wound up eventually returning for another season later on (Cirie Fields, Amanda Kimmel, James Clement, Ozzy Lusth, Parvati Shallow, and Jonathan Penner). By comparison, only one original Airai tribe member returned for another season; Erik Reichenbach in Survivor: Caramoan, another season that has the Fans vs. Favorites twist.
  • Not much information was known about James Clement and Amanda Kimmel due to Survivor: China being aired while Survivor: Micronesia was being filmed. Amanda did not reveal what became of her, while James hinted that he did "something stupid".
  • The color scheme used in this season is copied for Survivor: Caramoan.
    • The two tribes of favorites, Malakal and Bikal, are both purple. Coincidentally, both tribe names ended in -kal.
    • The two rival tribes of fans, Airai and Gota, are both orange.
    • The two merged tribes, Dabu and Enil Edam, are both green.
  • Similar to Bikal, after the tribe switch occurred, Malakal lost all remaining Immunity Challenges.
  • Parvati Shallow, Amanda Kimmel, and Cirie Fields were the only Malakal members to improve on their previous placements.
  • Malakal is Cirie Fields' second purple-colored starting tribe, following Casaya from Survivor: Panama.
  • Malakal (and Dabu) lived at the same camp used by Ulong in Survivor: Palau.


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