Bungku people

Bungku people
To Bungku / To Bunggu
Bungku ironsmiths working. Collection of Tropenmuseum, photo taken between 1900 and 1920.
Regions with significant populations
 Indonesia (Central Sulawesi)
Languages
Bungku language, Indonesian language
Religion
Islam and Christianity

Bungku people (Bungku: To Bungku or To Bunggu) are an ethnic group who mostly resides in North Bungku, South Bungku, Central Bungku, and Menui Islands districts di Morowali Regency, in Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia.[1] This ethnic group is devided into several sub-groups, namely Lambatu, Epe, Ro'tua, Reta, and Wowoni.[2] Bungku people have their own language, called Bungku language, which is one of their characteristic and serves as a means of communication between themselves.[3] They generally embrace Islam or Christianity.[4]

Bungku people used to have their own small kingdom, called Bungku Kingdom, which was also called Tambuku or Tombuku Kingdom in Dutch report.[5] The kingdom, along with other small kingdom in the eastern shore of Central Sulawesi, fell under the Dutch Colonial Empire since the middle of 19th century.[6]

See also

References

  1. Melalatoa, M. J. (1995). Ensiklopedi suku bangsa di Indonesia. 1. Indonesia: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan RI. p. 198.
  2. Hidayah, Zulyani (1997). Ensiklopedi: Suku bangsa di Indonesia. Pustaka LP3ES. p. 67. ISBN 9798391640, 9789798391644.
  3. Kadjia, Dahlan (1998). Morfologi dan sintaksis bahasa Bungku. Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. p. 1. ISBN 9794598380, 9789794598382.
  4. J. A., Denny (2006). Napak tilas reformasi politik Indonesia: Talkshow Denny J.A. dalam dialog aktual Radio Delta F.M. PT LKiS Pelangi Aksara. p. 265. ISBN 9792552448, 9789792552447.
  5. Hasan (2004). Sejarah Poso. Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah Kabupaten Poso dan Penerbit Tiara Wacana Yogya. p. 76. ISBN 9799340500, 9789799340504.
  6. Poelinggomang, Edward Lamberthus (2008). Kerajaan Mori: Sejarah dari Sulawesi Tengah. Komunitas Bambu. p. 89.
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