Buginese Letter La

The Buginese script is an Brahmic script traditionally used for the Bugis language, Makassarese language, and Mandar languages of Sulawesi in modern Indonesia. In Buginese, this script is called “urupu sulapa eppa” which means “four-corner letters”. The Bugis are the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, the southwestern province of Sulawesi, Indonesia’s third largest island. - 

The Buginese people are an ethnic group - the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi, third largest island of Indonesia.

The Austronesian ancestors of the Buginese people settled on Sulawesi around 2500 B.C.E.

There is “historical linguistic evidence of some late Holocene immigration of Austronesian speakers to South Sulawesi from Taiwan” - which means that the Buginese have “possible ultimate ancestry in South China”, and that as a result of this immigration, “there was an infusion of an exogenous population from China or Taiwan." Migration from South China by some of the paternal ancestors of the Buginese is also supported by studies of Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups.

The Bugis in 1605 converted to Islam from Animism. Some Buginese have retained their pre-Islamic belief called Tolotang, and some Bugis converted to Christianity by means of marriage; but they have remained a minority.

Although many Buginese people live in the large port cities of Makassar and Parepare, the majority are farmers who grow wet rice on the lowland plains to the north and west of the town of Maros. The name Bugis is an exonym which represents an older form of the name; (To) Ugi is the endonym.

The Buginese people speak a distinct regional language in addition to Indonesian, called Basa Ugi, Bugis or Buginese. In reality, there are several dialects, some of which are sufficiently different from others to be considered separate languages. Buginese language belongs to the South Sulawesi language group; other members include Makassarese language, TorajanMandar and Enrekang, each being a series of dialects.

Source: Wikipedia.

5 Makassar Foods You Should Try Before You get Cholesterol.

Makassar formerly known as Ujung Pandang is the capital city of South Sulawesi and the largest city in Sulawesi (Celebes) Island, Makassar also known as  gateway to Eastern Part of Indonesia. Makassar is a multi-ethnic city, populated mostly by Makassarese, Buginese, Chinese and also the ethnics from all over the archipelago such as Javanese, Sundanese, Batak, Minangkabau and Banjarese.

Makassar also well known as the best culinary City in Indonesia. Visiting Makassar without tasting the foods is the dumbest way to visit Makassar. So lets forget your diet and your healthy life obsession during your trip in Makassar. Makassar Foods will give your tongue an extraordinary experiences. So here they are 5 (more) Makassar food You Should,must, try when you have a visit to Makassar City:

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anonymous asked:


50. 5 random facts about yourself.
Well, here ya go..

Im 14 (almost turn 15)
I wear glasses
My fave colors are blue & red
I love blue eyes, mine are brown
I cant swim 😁
Half chinese, half buginese 😂
Always wanted to play the guitar & piano
Learning to love reading 😂
I love acting, and im a very dramatic person
One day I really want to do some modelling. It just looks like so much fun!
Im a leo

Its more than 5 😁 hehe sorry.. Im too excited to answer this question 😂