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The "Bali fleet" of Cornelis de Houtman, leaving Amsterdam.
Culture and Traditions
Andy Cook

Bali History: Colonial Visitors

This article is the second part of our ‘Bali History’ miniseries. If you missed our first blog on Bali’s foundations and its ancient golden age,

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The Balinese Name System Explained and Clarified

The Balinese people all have names which sound a lot alike. That is no accident, and not entirely intentional. In fact, you may find it very confusing to learn people’s names at first because none of them use a family surname like people from Western cultures do. It would be nearly impossible to even determine a family name, since none have been in use for generations innumerable!

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