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“Kolo Kot Matani”

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Kolo Kot Matani

"Kolo Kot Matani" is a song of welcome to a traveler. The words here, sung in Bahasa Dawan, the language of the Meto, describe a bird, called a kolo, with feathers of many colors. When this bird sings, it is a sign that a guest will come. The song says: we must meet the guest at the spring, a place of refreshment.

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