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The Ngaju Dayak, whose conception of God will be described in this work, constitute the largest people of south. Borneo. They live on the lower Barito, and also a part of the middle Barito, the Kapuas, and the Kahayan, with the exception of the headwaters. Various Ngaju colonies, formed about traders or minor officials who in the course of time have attracted many relatives to them, are found today scattered over the whole of the South and East Division of Borneo.


East Division Religious Life Minor Official Embryonic Form Supreme Deity 
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    Until 1925 the Rheinische Mission (Barmen). Since 1925 a Swiss missionary society (the Basler Mission) has worked here. See Witschi (1941).Google Scholar
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    This view has also governed the numerous accounts of Indonesian religions. See in this connexion Kruyt (1938) and the latest work of Drabbe (1940).Google Scholar
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    Van der Leeuw (1940).Google Scholar
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    A fruitful application of this new outlook is to be found in Locher (1932).Google Scholar

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