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Ethnic Manggarai

Written By Unknown on Sunday, January 22, 2012 | Sunday, January 22, 2012

Manggarai located on the western tip of Flores island, bordering the east by Ngada district, west of Sumbawa sapepulau Sealat / Bima regency, Flores sea and north to south with sea Sabu.
The total area of ​​7136.14 km2, this region can be said to be the most fertile in the province. The area is very broad and fertile farms, coffee plantations that stretched disebahagian territory, namely the high rainfall in a year reached 27.574 mm, one-third of that amount (over 7000mm) fell in January.The capital of Manggarai located approximately 1200 meters above sea level, at the foot of the mountain brought Pocoranaka
Batih family formation consists of father, mother and children called Cak Kilo. Expansion Lil Kilo Kilo forming a small clan, and clans are large clan Panga and Wau.
Some terms are known in the system, among others, Wae Old kekrabatan (derived from the older sister), Wae Koe (derived from the sister), Ana Rona (derivative family mama), Ana Vienna (derivative family's sister), Amang (mom's brother), Host (father's sister), Emma Koe (sister of the father), Emma Tua (brother of the father) Ende Koe (sister of mom), Old Ende (brother of the mother), Emma (the father) Ende (mama), Kae ( brother), Ase (sister), Nana (brother), and Enu (sister or wife).
Manggarai strata of society consists of three classes, first class is called Kraeng (King / nobility), gelarang second class (middle class), and the third group Lengge (the commoners).The king has absolute power, which can not be paid tribute by the people required to work corvee. The gelarang duty levy tribute from Lengge (the commoners). The gelarang This is a land of the king's guard, and as the mouthpiece between the groups with Lengge Kraeng. Lengge status is a status that is always threatened. This group should always pay taxes, corvee labor, and likely to be a slave who at times can be brought to Bhima and very little can go back to see his birthplace.

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