Before people of central, eastern and southeastern Sulawesi knew a money economy, they used particular cloths as a means of payment. Owing to their diminished use and scarcity, however, these cloths become viewed as magic-working objects or as relics associated with the ancestors.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Translations from the Dutch
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Balantak, Bugis (Luwu), Mori Bawah, Pamona, Saluan, Wolio
blz, bug, xmz, pmf, loe, wol
Kruyt, Albertus C.
Kruyt, Alb. C. 1933. Lapjesgeld op Celebes. Tijdschrift voor Indische Taal‑, Land‑ en Volkenkunde 73:172-183. Original pagination is indicated by enclosing the page number in brackets, e.g. [p. 172].
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