The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands

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every Minangkabau is a member of five groups, in order of increasing size as follows: (1) The sa-mandeh, the ultimate family unit, composed of the mother with her children, whether they are of the same father or not; (2) the djurai or house group, composed of all the close relatives in the female line who live in a single large dwelling, thus including several sa-mendeh; (3) the sa-buah-parui or extended family, composed of all relatives living in a definite section of the village, thus including several djurai; (4) the suku, said by some authorities to be an administrative unit, composed of several sa-buah-parui; (5) the nagari or village complex, composed of four or more sukus, living in one or more villages called koto.2

2Kennedy, R.n/an/an/an/an/a, , 123 (manuacript).

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Chicago: "The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands," The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NKV648Z5GNGG7VB.

MLA: . "The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands." The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NKV648Z5GNGG7VB.

Harvard: , 'The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands' in The Ethnology of the Greater Sunda Islands. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NKV648Z5GNGG7VB.