Matriliny and Migration: Evolving Minangkabau Traditions in Indonesia

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The Minangkabau, who are from the mountainous region of western Sumatra, have long been a tangle of paradoxes to the outsider. Ardent believers in Islam - a partially orientated religion - the Minangkabau are one of the few remaining matrilineal groups in the world. A well-educated and enterprising people, they continue to uphold a seemingly archaic kinship system. They have always been highly mobile, yet their strong sense of ethnic identity is rooted in their homeland. Focusing on Minangkabau matriliny and its relation to ...

Matriliny and Migration: Evolving Minangkabau Traditions in Indonesia 2007, Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN-13: 9789793780535

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