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Glossary of technical terms

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This chapter of the book Religion and Architecture in Premodern Indonesia: Studies in Spatial Anthropology presents a glossary of technical terms. The glossary contains the terms describing Indonesian timber buildings with their often specific structural systems and details. The abbreviation B.I. stands for Bahasa Indonesia, the standard language of Indonesia. The book discusses spatial anthropology, indigenous religions, landtaking rites, sacred groves, and temporary ritual structures set up to receive a deity, the 'ethical' nature of spirits in Indonesia in the early 1990s. It systematically presents relevant materials from many of the Indonesian ethnic groups.

Keywords: Indonesian ethnic groups; Indonesian timber buildings; landtaking rites; sacred groves; spatial anthropology; spirits; temporary ritual structures



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