Penyamun : postava cizince v současném sumbském folkloru
Penyamun : The image of foreigner in present-day Sumba folklore
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Penyamun is a central figure of rumors of public construction sacriface rumors and head-hunting rumors that have been recorded in Southeastern Asia since beginning of the 20th century. The aim of the present article is to analyze the present-day form of such rumors on the island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia. All rumors discussed herein focus on the figure of penyamun, a foreigner yearning for body parts or blood of the inhabitants of Sumba.
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