Talk:Padri War

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I so don't understand this page. --ObscureAuthor 15:26, 28 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Padri = Christian Priest[edit]

Doesn't Padri mean "Christian priest" in the Malay/Indonesian language? Why was the Minangkabau War called the Padri War? The great majority of the Minangkabaus are Muslims just like the Malays in Sumatra, Borneo, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, southern Thailand and southern Philippines.

"The derivation of the term Padri has often been disputed, but it seems most likely that the word was originally pidari and meant a man from Pedir, referring to pilgrims who had returned from Mecca by way of Aceh;" (Caniago 11:15, 14 January 2007 (UTC))

Padri is now considered an archaic word in Minangkabau language. This is probably an original research, but my late granddad said that at that time the word only meant "priest", and not necessarily Christian. I am of Minangkabau descent. XoXo (talk) 03:53, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

An article to emulate[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia has a brief but more nuanced article on this subject that sheds some light on the "culture war" aspect. The concept of hegemony offers a natural more general link that should be worked into the text here. --Wetman (talk) 18:02, 18 November 2007 (UTC)