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Ensemble de Gongs [Cing Hrap] Villagers of Plei Rơngol

Ensemble de Gongs [Cing Hrap] Villagers of Plei Rơngol

Ensemble de Gongs [Cing Hrap] Villagers of Plei Rơngol


The Jarai (also Người Gia Rai, Gia Rai, or Gia-rai) is an ethnic group based primarily in Vietnam's Central Highlands. The Jarai language is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. The Jarai language is related to the Cham language of central Vietnam, and the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar and the Philippines. The speakers of Jarai number approximately 332,557. They are the largest of the upland ethnic groups of the Central Highlands known as Degar or Montagnards. Read more on Last.fm
The Jarai (also Người Gia Rai, Gia Rai, or Gia-rai) is an ethnic group based primarily in Vietnam's Central Highlands. The Jarai language is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. The Jarai language is related to the Cham language of central Vietnam, and the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar and the Philippines. The speakers of Jarai number approximately 332,557.

They are the largest of the upland ethnic groups of the Central Highlands known as Degar or Montagnards. The Jarai have several types of gong ensemble, each devoted to a specific ritual function. The čing hrap is the largest and most common of these ensembles. It originated in the Jarai sub-group Jarai Hrap. It is used to accompany funeral rites and sacrifices to the spirits.

Traditional Jarai tombs are little huts in which are placed the possessions of the deceased and some offerings. Around the tomb are placed wooden pillars which are topped by crude carvings, some of which represent spiritual guardians. The burial ceremony is extremely expensive and usually entails the sacrifice of water buffaloes and cows. If the family of the deceased cannot afford the ceremony, it can be held up for several years.

After a number of years, the tombs are abandoned. This final ceremony of the abandonment of the tomb marks the point where death becomes final and the deceased spirit is released, thus releasing a widow for remarriage for instance. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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