Lewis, E. Douglas
Tana Ai is the mountainous border region between
the culture areas of Sikka and East Flores in the eastern
part of Flores, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia.
The Ata Tana Ai , "People of the Forest Land", speak a
dialect of the Sikkanese language but possess forms of
social organization, economy and religion that set them
apart from the peoples of central Sikka.
Tana Ai is divided into seven ceremonial domains,
each with a "source of the domain" in whom is vested
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