Butung


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Butung

an island of Indonesia, southeast of Sulawesi: hilly and forested. Chief town: Baubau. Pop.: 317 124 (latest est.). Area: 4555 sq. km (1759 sq. miles)
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A list of 27 clans in the records of the village government office in Oelua includes five non-Rotinese clans--Alor, Makassar, Selayar, Butung (Buton) and Min.
In Makassar, the various kampung - Ternate, Banda, Butung, China, Melayu, Belanda - and the 'nations' under their headmen - Mayor Melayu, Kapitan China, Matoa Wajo - seem to form a stable system.
The latter came to Banda at the end of the nineteenth century from the Butung islands to the southeast of Sulawesi, new migrants arriving sporadically until the present.