May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2265

Post Type: Book

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Marilyn Gregerson, Editor

Creation Year: 1993

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ISBN: 0-88312-621-4 Language: English Description: This volume is a collection of articles from five language groups in Sulawesi, Indonesia, authored by members of the Summer Institute of Linguistics working under the auspices of the Hassanuddin University of Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi.

The first two articles deal with beliefs and practices of traditional religion among the Balantak, and ritual and belief of the Da'a. They are followed by more specific studies of an uncovering ceremony which frees a surviving spouse from traditional taboos in the Uma group; ceremonial rituals related to traditional beliefs of the Konjo people; and the major role that the production and consumption of rice plays in Mamasa society. The final two articles deal with kinship terminology among the Balantak and Konjo groups respectively.

This volume is of value in that it contributes to an increased knowledge of the rich cultures of these people of Sulawesi.!

Geographic: Indonesia, United States

Materials: Paper

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