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Merantau : aspects of outmigration of the Minangkabau people

Murad, Auda


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 personal observation. 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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Date published: 1978
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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