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Laki

The Laki (Lalaki, Lolaki, To Laki), who numbered 125,000 in 1977, are located in the southern portion of the southeastern peninsula of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Laki is classified in the West Indonesian Group of the Austronesian Language Family. Houses are raised on stilts and since Dutch administration have been localized into villages. Rice and sago are staples, supplemented by deer hunting. Descent is bilateral. Most Laki are Muslim. Laki society is stratified into nobles and commoners; formerly there were also slaves.


Bibliography

LeBar, Frank M. (1972). "Laki." In Ethnic Groups of Insular Southeast Asia, edited by Frank M. LeBar. Vol. 1, Indonesia, Andaman Islands, and Madagascar, 142. New Haven: HRAF Press.

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Laki

Laki, volcano, 2,684 ft (818 m) high, S Iceland, at SW edge of the Vatnajökull glacier. Its eruption in 1783 was one of the more devastating on record, leading to the deaths of a quarter of Iceland's inhabitants (mainly due to a famine that resulted from the eruption's effects). Haze from the eruption spread over parts of Europe, where some experts believe it affected the inhabitants' health. Surrounding the crater are the Lakagígar series of c.100 volcanic rifts.

See A. Witze and J. Kanipe, Island on Fire (2015).

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