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.
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.
He also discusses the occurrences (and absences) of stranger-kingship myths in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, as well as their variations.
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.