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Tana Wai Brama : a study of the social organization of an eastern Florenese domain

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 ritual...[Show more]

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Date published: 1982
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76342be7110


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