ata ana

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Lamboya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ata (man) +‎ ana (child), literally, "children of men".

Noun[edit]

ata ana

  1. (historical) slaves
    Antonym: ata madaka
  2. a Lamboyan social stratum of people who descend from slaves and who remain poor and uninfluential.
    Synonym: ata maraha (small men)
    Antonym: ata madaka

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References[edit]

  • Geirnaert-Martin, Danielle C. (1992), “ata ana”, in The Woven Land of Lamboya. Socio-cosmic Ideas and Values in West Sumba, Eastern Indonesia (CNWS Publications; 11), Leiden: Centre of Non-Western Studies, Leiden University, page 193