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Matriliny And Migration: Evolving Minangkabau Traditions In Indonesia
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 ha ...more
Published March 21st 2007 by Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
(first published January 1981)
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This is a first book I read about the comparative study on the Minangkabau traditions. I read the malay version of this book more than a decade ago but I can still feel the beauty of the book. I admire the author who spends years of his work for the sake of research.