Alfur

Alfur

 

a name long used to denote the aboriginal population of the Molucca Islands. The coastal inhabitants of various islands, mainly Seram, Bum, and Halmahera, used this name for the different tribal populations of the remote regions of these islands who did not accept Islam. The term “Alfur” (Arabic-Spanish “savage”) is not used by Soviet ethnographers, as it has no precise ethnological content.

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44: Which rock musician recorded a debut album at the age of 11, including a cover of the Beatles' The Fool On The Hill (sung in her native language as Alfur Ut Ur Hol)?
44 Which rock musician recorded a successful debut album at the age of 11 in 1977, including a cover of the Beatles' The Fool On The Hill (sung in her native language as Alfur Ut Ur Hol)?