Tag Archive | Toraja

The Torajan Legend of Buntu Kabobong or Gunung Nona

Legend has it that the mountains are “ladders” between people and the Creator. The highest caste family of Pong Mula Tau lived in the valley. Pong Mula Tau had two children, a boy and a girl. As the children became of age, the father began a search for suitable marriage partners, but could not find […]

Torajan Traditional Name: How I came to be NeNathan

When a child is born in Toraja it is given the name “Lei” for a girl or “Tato” for a boy. Around one year old the child is given it’s formal name. Once a couple has a child the mother’s name becomes “Indo + child’s name”, mother of … , father becomes “Ambe’ + child’s […]