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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ethnic of Minang

Minangkabau tribe or tribal Minang is derived from the province of West Sumatra. This tribe is famous for the matrilineal customary, though these people are very strong Minang embraced Islam. Indigenous basandi Personality ', Personality' basandi Qur'aan (Indigenous bersendikan law, law bersendikan Qur'an) is a reflection of Minangkabau Traditional Islam is based.

Interest Minang especially prominent in the field of education and commerce. Nearly half the total number of members of this tribe are in overseas. Minang overseas are generally settled in big cities, like Jakarta, Bandung, Pekanbaru, Medan, Batam, Palembang, and Surabaya. For outside the territory of Indonesia, tribal Minang widely available in Malaysia (especially Negeri Sembilan) and Singapore. Throughout Indonesia and even in foreign countries, ethnic cuisine is popularly known as Padang cuisine, very popular.
Minangkabau is a venue for Padri war that occurred in the year 1804 to 1837. The defeat in the war led to the tribe under the control of the Dutch East Indies colonial government since 1837 to 1942.
Etymology
Minangkabau name comes from two words, minang (win) and Kabau (buffalo). The name was derived from a legend. It is said that in the 14th century, the Majapahit kingdom on an expedition to the Minangkabau. To prevent fighting, the local community proposed to pitting buffalo buffalo Minang with Java. Majapahit troops agreed to the proposal and provide a large and aggressive buffalo. While providing a community Minang a hungry buffalo with a knife given to the horns. In battle, the boy was looking for buffalo buffalo Java and immediately ripped his stomach, thinking buffalo is the parent who want to breastfeed. Minang community tersebutlah brilliance that inspired the name of the Minangkabau.