Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bugis is Bajau in Javanese

p131, Thallassocracy, Bilcher Bala, quoting from
Makassar, J. Villiers, in J. Kathirithamby-Wells & J. Villiers, the south east asian port and polity, rise and demise, p. 145

...they were greater thieves than any in the world, and they are powerful and have many paraos [sic. Boat] ... They have fairs where they dispose of the merchandise they steal and sell the slaves they capture... The Javanese call them Bugis (Bujuus) [i.e. Bajau], and the Malays call them this and Celates.

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