Monday, January 18, 2010

Bugis


The Bugis are the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, the southwestern province of Sulawesi, Indonesia's third largest island. Although many Bugis live in the large port cities of Makassar and Parepare, the majority are farmers who grow wet rice on the lowland plains to the north and west of the town of Maros. The name Bugis is an exonym which represents an older form of the name; (To) Ugi is the endonym.

The Bugis speak a distinct regional language in addition to Indonesian, called Basa Ugi, Bugis or Buginese. In reality, there are a several dialects, some of which are sufficiently different from others to be considered separate languages. Bugis belongs to the South Sulawesi language group; other members include Makasar, Toraja, Mandar and Enrekang, each being a series of dialects.[2]

In historical European literature, the Bugis have a reputation for being fierce, war-like, and industrious. Honor, status, and rank are of great importance to the Bugis. They are a self-sufficient people who have a positive self-image and are very confident of their own abilities. As the most numerous group in the region (more than 5 million), they have had considerable influence on their neighbors.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

The Year 2010


Say goodbye to 2009 and hello 2010. New year new resolution. I can't believe its already 2010 but I set my new resolution for this year. 2009 is the unfortunate year for me because I faced a lot of obstacles, problems here and there in which I would like to say 2009 is my disaster year. Hopefully this 2010 bring me happiness and life that I want to achieve.

Welcome 2010!!!

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