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We, of the Banyan tree : traditions of origin of the Alune of West Seram

Boulan-Smit, Marie-Christine


Several small communities of Alune and Wemale shifting cultivators are established in the upland region of 'Wele Telu, the 'Three Large Rivers' of West Seram in eastern Indonesia. Although the centralised state regards these peripheral desa as marginal, this is not the view of the people themselves. Comparatively more isolated than the coastal communities, the mountain 'domains' (hena, inama, anakota) claim to have preserved a traditional relationship to their land and their ancient mode of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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