Lesser Sunda Islands


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Lesser Sunda Islands

 

part of the Malay Archipelago, including Bali, Flores, Komodo, Lombok, Lomblem, Sumba, Sumbawa, Timor, and Wetar. [15-860-3; updated]

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A survey of the mosses of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia.
Recently, the first authentic member of the genus to be described from the Oriental region, Phrynus exsul Harvey 2002, was named from specimens collected from Flores Island in the Lesser Sunda Islands (Harvey 2002).
The species may be more widely distributed within the Lesser Sunda Islands.
At some time, most likely between the arrival of the first Portuguese in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands and 1873, a new word entered the lexicon of Sara Sikka, the language of Sikka.
Either a Sikkanese Christian or European missionary translated the name of God from the language of another Christianized community in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands into Sara Sikka (the language of Sikka);
The word was used in Sikka in a context other than Christian belief and practice before the arrival of Europeans in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands and was then adapted to denote the Christian God.
It also maps the stranger-king myths in the broader Lesser Sunda islands. The second part provides the text of the integrated Hikayat Kerajaan Sikka based on the Kondi and Pareira texts, as well as an additional section on the 'rajadom' of Sikka in the early twentieth century composed by the author.
The section on provenance is a detailed study of colonial knowledge-formation and education, and the ways they influenced local historical knowledge production in the Lesser Sunda islands. The authors of the manuscript straddled the colonial administrative and the traditional Sikka socio-political hierarchies.
Noting the differences between the European model and the Indic models, he poses the question, 'what about the rulers on the margins of the margins of Indic influence, and those who eventually came under the colonial regime of a European power, such as the people of Sikka?' Taking this further, he argues that contrary to assumptions commonly held for the Lesser Sunda Islands, there was no diarchy (of the ritual and secular) in Sikka society, and this institution and practice would not have been a common feature of societies in the Lesser Sunda islands.