The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Parameter area of land held and used by a distinct community, esp. longhouse, including house, farms, gardens, fruit groves, cemetery, water and all forest within half a day's journey. Use of the is only gained and maintained by much effort and danger, and by proper rites to secure and preserve a ritual harmony of all within it and the unseen forces involved; home, abode, place, district, country, region [6c91f6d328456d6f4038313e57a0dba4]

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