What started as an attempt to write about Indonesian cultural events has evolved through many different forms over the past few weeks. Realizing it would be impossible to sufficiently cover the three main types of selamatans (celebrations for weddings, funerals and births) I decided to narrow the focus to weddings only. 1,220 more words
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In Javanese, the word “brother” is used not only to refer to male siblings, but also male cousins.
I may introduce my aunt’s son to a friend, saying “This is my brother” and if it’s deemed necessary to clarify, I’ll say that he’s my “cousin-brother” or “my aunt’s son”. 206 more words
“Sampeyan kae sak durunge rabi wis pacaran ping piro?”
Bengi, durung mari kangene karo mbak sepupune, Diah moro maneh nang omahe Wiji. 662 more words