1 Presently, Gondengaring island is part of the village (desa) Ujung Tanah, part of the Makassar municipality in Southwest Sulawesi.

2 Famous in this respect is the goddess Nyai Roro Kidul in Javanese tradition, notorious far beyond Java as the Ratu Laut Selatan, literally ‘queen of the South Sea’ (Schlehe 1998).


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