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.
Musical links also exist between the island of Butung off Sulawesi's southeast coast and those orang Butung who migrated to Banda Island from the late nineteenth century to the present.