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Title: Ritual, Belief, and Kinship in Sulawesi
Edited By: Marilyn Gregerson
Series Title: International Museum of Cultures #31

This is a collection of articles about the cultures of five language groups (Balantak, Da'a, Uma, Konjo, and Mamasa) who live in Sulawesi, Indonesia. More specifically, two of the articles deal with rituals and beliefs; two, with ceremonies; one, with the rice culture of a people; and two, with kinship.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Indonesian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0883126214
ISBN-13: 9780883126219
Pages: 206
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