Kei Islands

Kei Islands:

see Kai IslandsKai Islands
or Kei Islands
, island group (c.550 sq mi/ 1,420 sq km), E Indonesia, SE of Seram, in the Banda Sea, in the Moluccas. It is densely forested with valuable timber; the people are skilled boat builders. The chief island is Great Kai.
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, Indonesia.
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Eviota pamae is described from 42 specimens, 9.6-17.7 mm SL, collected at Kei Besar, Kei Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia.
Kei Islands and Raja Ampat Islands) without close relatives at intervening locations.
MZB 21371, male, 17.7 mm SL, near northern tip of Kei Besar, 5[degrees]21.432'S, 133[degrees]10.232'E, Kei Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia, 14-20 m, clove oil and hand net, W.
Kaartinen describes the parallels between mortuary rituals and the way in which people remember absent relatives in the Kei Islands. Chapter ten by Stephen Sparkes investigates the role of ancestral food offerings, especially rice, in the kinship system and cosmology of the Isan in Northeast Thailand and emphasises the importance of reciprocity between the living and the ancestral spirits in these ceremonies.