"Timor Leste's Struggle for Independence" - Felismina

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"Timor Leste's Struggle for Independence" - Felismina

  1. 1. Belief System & Culture Timor-Leste Felismina Carvalho dos Reis Montclair State University
  2. 2. Timor-Leste?
  3. 3. Learn some Tetun! How Timorese speak English Mai ita han batardan. mai = come ita = us han = eat batar = maze/corn dan = boiled/cooked Picture from Google
  4. 4. What color is my country? Picture from Google
  5. 5. National Symbol DILI The capital city Petroleum A boy and crocodile tale Diving A Boy and Crocodile Travel Through Time by José Ramos-Horta & Patricia Vickers-Rich Picture from Google
  6. 6. How many seasons? DRY SEASON RAINY SEASON Picture from Google
  7. 7. have pictures-taken
  8. 8. birthdays
  9. 9. graduation
  10. 10. Timor Leste- Before 1300s
  11. 11. Traditional House Uma Lulik = Sacred House Picture found in Google
  12. 12. Lulik • Sacred / forbidden/ holy • Animism • Belief in Nature Source: Josh Trindade’s Paper Lulik: The Core of Timorese Values The Sau batar ceremony before the corn harvests
  13. 13. Lulik • the spirits of the ancestors • sacred rules and regulations • Relationships between family members Source: Josh Trindade’s Paper Lulik: The Core of Timorese Values
  14. 14. Traditional Houses - Uma Lulik Pictures from Google
  15. 15. Uma Lulik – Sacred House Stars (white) represents • Lulik itself – the creator and • the spirits of the ancestors Source: Josh Trindade’s Paper Lulik: The Core of Timorese Values
  16. 16. Uma Lulik – Sacred House Pigeon/birds/half moon (green) represents • Female, fertility, • peace & prosperity Source: Josh Trindade’s Paper Lulik: The Core of Timorese Values
  17. 17. Uma Lulik – Sacred House • Buffalo Horn (Black) represents: • Male • Strength • Security • Protection Source: Josh Trindade’s Paper Lulik: The Core of Timorese Values
  18. 18. Portugal Portugal- Control from 1400s-1974
  19. 19. Community / School Culture St Magdalene of Canossa Catholic School • 7.30am – 2.00pm • extracurricular activities • begins & ends with praying. Catholic Church Cathedral Pictures from Google Motael Services: • daily mass, • Sunday and • special events: Christmas, Easter, etc.
  20. 20. Indonesia MUST CHOOSE ONE “RELIGION” Indonesia Invasion from 1975 to 1999
  21. 21. Timor LesteIndependence in 1999
  22. 22. VIDEO - Uma Lulik in Ainaro

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