Bugis people from Sulawesi island
Hello guys our topic today is about Bugis people
because it will incomplete when we talk about Sulawesi island but we not talking about the Bugis tribe
Bugis tribe or Bugis people is an important part of Sulawesi island because Bugis people is one of the largest tribe in Sulawesi
History of the Bugis people
Bugis people come from South Sulawesi
and including the majority ethnic group because there are around 6 million people
They are spread to various places in Indonesia and some even spread to Singapore and Malaysia
this is because they like adventure
Bugis people- Origin of the Bugis tribe
Bugis tribe originally come from south China called Yunan province
the word Bugis comes from the word To Ugi which means Bugis people
The name “ugi” refers to the first king of the Chinese kingdom in Pammana, Wajo Regency, namely La Sattumpugi
Why there is a Chinese element in the Bugis?
because the Bugis tribe is included in the Deutero Malay group originating from Yunan, South China
So when the people of La Sattumpugi named themselves, they referred to their king.
They dub themselves as To Ugi or people or followers of La Sattumpugi
Bugis ethnic culture is very unique and interesting because it uses Lontara (scripts) as a tool to convey ways of thinking, telling history from the past for Bugis community in the future
The Bugis generally distinguish the shape of the house as a marker of social institutions in their society.
The Bugis house is divided into “Saoraja” and “Bola”. The difference between the two lies in certain symbols in the architecture of the house and not in the structure and construction.
“Saoraja” is a large house occupied by descendants of the king or the nobility,
while the ”Bola” is an ordinary house that is the residence of ordinary people
The majority religion is the Bugis tribe
the majority religion of the Bugis tribe is Islam
and only about 1% are non-Muslim, namely the ancestral religion of them that name is Tolotang
and some of them are Christians because they were influenced during the Portuguese colonial period
What is the main occupation of the Bugis?
They generally work as fishermen and farmers besides that they also like to trade
one of the traders who became a successful entrepreneur is former vice president Jusuf Kalla
Robbers and mercenaries
Besides having a legal job, the Bugis are also widely known as robbers and mercenaries
this is because in the past they helped the Dutch army, causing the fall of the Makassar kingdom
the Bugis were considered free allies of the Dutch government based in Batavia
The Bugis are also known as people who have a strong temperament
so that the Bugis are also known as scary robbers
this was because a mercenary named Aru Palaka who helped the Dutch overthrow the Makassar sultanate was given the freedom to move anywhere
So that this actually caused the Bugis to become pirates or robbers who disrupted trade routes in eastern Indonesia.
Today’s Bugis people migrate to all regions in Indonesia and many of them become successful entrepreneurs or become public officials
Oke guys, This is a short story about the Bugis people, and in the next article I write more about Sulawesi Island
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