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We Hali

Date
04-May-2012
Description
Uma Lulik: Fatumea

The story of the spring of We Hali in highland Fatumean is connected to that of the great Timorese kingdom of Wehali on the southern plains of Betun, Besikama and Kaminasa in West Timor and Suai Loro and Suai Kamanasa in East Timor. According to the master of the sacred story of Fatumea, Suri Burak Dato Alin Fatumea and other elders of Fatumean and Lookeu, the great Timorese kingdom of We Hali originated from Fatumean:

We Sei We Hali are originally in Fatumea. Later people from Fatumea took water from We Sei We Hali in Fatumea in a bamboo cylinder with a branch of the banyan (hali) tree in Fatumea, and brought them to the flat land. While pouring the water into the ground and planting the banyan branch, they said:'We Sei...ee...ee.....We Hali...ee...eee.... These lands will no longer be covered by the tide and the flood.' And they remained there and named the place We Sei We Hali.
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