Muslim and Christian alliances: ‘Familial relationships’ between inland and coastal peoples of the Belagar community in eastern Indonesia
Author(s)Syarifuddin R. Gomang
History of Oceania (South Seas)
Languages and literature of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
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AbstractIn recent years Indonesia has been experiencing extensive religious and ethnic conflict. Until recently such conflict has been limited in eastern Indonesia by ties between communities that are modelled on family relationships. Although these institutions have broken down recently in the Moluccas, they are still effective on the islands of Pantar and Alor, in Nusa Tenggara Timur, in maintaining peace between Muslims and Christians.