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THE CULTURE AND CUSTOM OF THE SULUK ETHNIC THE MARRIAGE CUSTOM

There are five tiers in the marriage custom of this ethnic, that are Pag-pasihil (recceeing and enquiring), Pag-pangasawa (proposing), Pag-turul taima (handing over the marriage dowry), Pag-tiaun (the wedding ceremony), and Tingkuwang (the ceremony on the groom side).

In this ethnic culture there are many customs and procedures for moral principles that are still practiced. It is normal that the sukat ungsud (request for marriage dowry) custom by the girl side is really high in amount especially for the respected. For those who have finished reading the Quran they request for dowry such as gold, animal such as cow or caribou, the bugas rice, cigars, and a miniature palace or house craft decorated with traditional foods. However, all these depend on the agreement between both the man and girl party.

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