Merantau is a unique form of migration found in the
Minangkabau society. In this thesis merantau is studied by a
Minangkabau scholar. Thus, merantau is analysed not only by
conventional means using observed data but also by the scholar's
Minangkabau society has a matrilineal kinship system,
which is quite different from the more well known patrilineal system.
This study has discussed the matrilineal system and found that the
effect of this system is often to compel...[Show more]
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