Kai Islands

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Kai Islands

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Kei Islands

(both: kī), island group (c.550 sq mi/ 1,420 sq km), E Indonesia, SE of Seram, in the Banda Sea, in the MoluccasMoluccas
or Spice Islands,
Bahasa Indonesia Maluku, Du. Molukken, island group and prov. (1990 pop. 1,856,075), c.32,300 sq mi (83,660 sq km), E Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. The capital of the province is Ambon, on Ambon island.
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. It is densely forested with valuable timber; the people are skilled boat builders. The chief island is Great Kai. The group is sometimes called the Key Islands.
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The Vice Regent, the mayor of Debut, officials from all the administrations of the Regency, and almost all the population of Debut were in attendance, and a shaman performed a traditional Kei island welcome ceremony--complete with prayers and coconut water sprinkled on rally participants
7 mm SL, collected at Kei Besar, Kei Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia.
Kei Islands and Raja Ampat Islands) without close relatives at intervening locations.
232'E, Kei Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia, 14-20 m, clove oil and hand net, W.
A comparable emphasis on the generative potential of food is found in chapter seven; here, Timo Kaartinen focuses on Banda Eli, a Muslim village in the Kei Islands of eastern Indonesia.
Kaartinen describes the parallels between mortuary rituals and the way in which people remember absent relatives in the Kei Islands.