Tenggerese


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Tenggerese

 

a Javanese ethnic group living in the Tengger Mountains in the eastern part of the island of Java. The Tenggerese language has preserved the old Javanese vocabulary. The religion of the Tenggerese is Hinduism, with elements of Buddhism and animism. The Tenggerese live in villages arranged in terraces on the mountain slopes. Their main occupations are the cultivation of corn, cassava, and vegetables and livestock raising.

REFERENCES

Narody Iugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1966.
Novikov, K. “V strane Tenggerizov.” In the collection Na sushe i namore. Moscow, 1963.
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In the realm of religious practices, the rituals of the remote Tenggerese demonstrated a simplicity common to their European counterparts.
Starting from such a framework of thought, Raffles thus observed that one of the central tenets of the Hindu/ Buddhist religion amongst the Tenggerese was the belief in a Dewa, who, like the Christian God, was all-powerful (Raffles 1991, p.
Some of the rituals that the Kalangs preserved at least until that time show pre-Islamic features; that is why it is conceivable that they are somehow related to other marginalized groups on Java, like the Baduy in the western part and the Tenggerese in the eastern part of the island, who have equally maintained pre-Islamic rituals and ideas.
Hefner's impact, naturally less ramified to date, may nevertheless already be evident locally, within the Tenggerese territory of his research.
Accepting Tenggerese self characterization, Hefner holds that the highlands have been "middle peasant" territory, with haves and have-nots but no unbridgeable gap between.
The Tenggerese, like other once isolated communities, are only now being fully integrated into the state.