In this brief article the author describes the respective duties of the topakada and the tomakaka, two traditional functionaries in the Bambam area of western Sulawesi, Indonesia. The author also gives an historical account of the people who filled these positions, both prior to and following the establishment of Dutch colonial administration over Bambam in the early twentieth century.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Translations from the Dutch
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Smit, Pieter Cornelis
Berg, René van den
Table of Contents:
1. The situation in Bambang before the establishment of the government; 2. The situation after the establishment of the government; 3. The present situation.
Smits, P. C. 1937. Gegevens over Bambang (1936). Adatrechtbundels 39:388–390. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. Original pagination is indicated by enclosing the page number in brackets, e.g. [p. 388].
Version 1 [25 August 2017] Originally translated 1991. Edited in preparation for online publication July and August 2017.
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