ata madaka

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Lamboya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "big men".

Noun[edit]

ata madaka

  1. (historical) social stratum of free people characterized by ownership of land, slaves, buffaloes, pigs and horses.
    Antonym: ata ana (children of men)
  2. social stratum of people who descend from slave owners, and who possess land, buffaloes, pigs and horses.
    Antonym: ata maraha (small men)

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References[edit]

  • Geirnaert-Martin, Danielle C. (1992), “ata madaka”, 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