Lontara or lontaraq (ᨒᨚᨈᨑ) are Bugis palm-leaf manuscripts that record knowledge on such topics as history, science, custom, and laws. The term originates from the Javanese/Malay word lontar, which is the type of tree that provides the leaves used.
The types of lontara includes
- attoriolong – history
- bilang or kotika – characteristics of each days of the week
- ade´ or ada´ – adat
- ulu ada – past treaties or texts between kingdoms or countries
- alopi-lopping – shipping adat
- pangoriseng – genealogies of the royals.
- A. E., Fachruddin (1999). Ritumpanna Wélenrénngé: sebuah episoda sastra Bugis klasik Galigo. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia. p. 36.
- Andi Zainal Abidin (October 1971). "Notes on the Lontara' as Historical Sources". 12. Indonesia: Southeast Asia Program Publications at Cornell University: 159–172. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
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